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the vaccine designed to protect kids from the swine flu may not do the job. find out why 800,000 doses are being recalled. and the empty prison in the midwest is a long way from the bay bay detention center. the government thinks that's a good thing. why terror suspects may be on the way to illinois. and two climbers are still lost on oregon's mt. hood. find out why rescue teams can't do anything to help them at this point right now. i hope that tuesday has treated you well so far. go ahead. if you're hungry, get your lunch or breakfast or whatever it is, depending on where you are at this time of day. and just let's talk about what's happening in the world. i'm christi paul. the first and foremost thing that we're watching right now is
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that health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of h1n1 or swine flu vaccine. it may not be strong enough to protect against that virus. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children ages 6 months to 3 years. the cdc recommend that's they get two doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given. they don't think children need to be revaccinated just in case yours already had that. and we're going to learn later today where some of the terror suspects held at guantanamo bay will go when that detention center closes. a senior official tells cnn they're going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and the senior u.s. senator will be at the white house this afternoon for the announcement. the official says the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. now the number of detainees going there isn't known. but the official says it will be fewer than 100. there are more than 200 detainees though at guantanamo bay. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system
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for trial including mohammed, the reputed mastermind of the september 11th attacks. you know, right now in oregon's mt. hood, rescue teams are waiting for a chance to resume their search for these two missing climbers. katie nolan and anthony vietti have been missing since friday. they found the body of luke goldberg on saturday. the weather's been really working against the searchers every step of the way here. low cloud cover and heavy snow are making that mountain very treacherous. and the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night. and tuesday, that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there. and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday, and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> a break in the weather
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yesterday gave search teams an opportunity to look for a sign of the missing climbers. unfortunately, they did not find any. the husband of missing utah mom susan powell is a no show at a police reinterview. as we told you yesterday, josh powell now has an attorney. this is video from saturday. we've learned salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. powell is a no show at his scheduled interview police last night. his attorneys clients include wanda barsy who pleaded guilty in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. he took his young boys camping on november 6th. when they returned the next morning, susan was nowhere to be found. over the weekend, before he retained an attorney, he tearfully denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance. >> we just miss her. we want her back. and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what
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happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles fox, does not think shoinlz has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't. and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i -- i -- i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out who done it and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> now while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his word is to get the word out. parents, too, take a look at your window shades. more than 50 million are being recalled. here's why -- regulators in industry officials say at least eight children have been strangled to death in the exposed cords.
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this is in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style and rollup shades here. 16 near strangulations have been reported. so please make sure your shades have no accessible cords there. if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem from window coverings.org online there or you can go to a big chain like walmart, jcpenney or pottery barn and they'll help you, too. use caution when sending text messages on a company-owned phone, specifically here. soon the supreme court will decide if your employer has the right to checkup on everything you're saying.
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take a look at this. that's an suv being driven by a vallet driver that crashed through some doors. this is a vancouver airport this morning. and that's the end result. there thankfully nobody was hurt. the driver parentally accidentally hit the gas pedal while the car was in reverse. traffic around the airport are both unaffected.
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a spokesmen says this was a freak accident. absolutely no evidence that it was intentional. so fortunate nobody was standing right there. okay. most of us have checked private e-mail account at work, maybe made a personal call on a company phone. but what about texting? the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. now a police sergeant in ontario, california, used the city issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some sexually explicit, to his wife, girlfriend, and a fellow officer. did the officer have a right to expect those messages to be kept private? courts previously ruled that private communications, even when delivered through the u.s. postal service, are generally protected under unreasonable search and seizure. but that's not the case when it comes to company owned equipment as cnn's legal expert jeffrey
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toobin explains. >> even if you send like g-mails, if you have your own account, if you use that hardware, cnn can see it. if you use your turner account -- >> i'm on that so much right now. >> it's terrible. you get a blackberry. if you send messages on that, cnn can see it. now if they don't offer to look, but under the legal regime now in effect, you have virtually no privacy rights. a one month review found this officer sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's an average of, say, 28 per shift.
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okay, richelle carey, i think this is so interesting. you know this probably affects everybody who has a cell phone or a blackberry or something like that. i have to tell you, on my facebook page, i'm surprised it's pretty one sided so far. >> i am, too. everyone is saying you should know better, don't do anything on the company phone. i do not believe that all of you who are saying that have never used the company phone for something you weren't supposed to. we'll talk about that later. should your boss be able to check your private text messages on a phone that the boss, in fact, gave you? here's an e-mail that we got from brian that says this -- >> okay, let's get to the phone. cheryl, in this particular case,
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you're siding with the police department who looked through this officer's text messages. tell us why. >> caller: hello? >> are you there? >> caller: yes, i'm here. >> i understand you side with the police department in this case. >> caller: i would have to side with the police department if they actually did issue him that phone. he should not have any expectation of, you know, privacy. he's not the owner of the phone. >> okay. let me ask you this, especially for someone who is a police officer who really is on call all the time and you're going to have that phone even when you're away from work. what do you think about maybe cutting people some slack in situations like this, which the police department said they did. don't you think it's tough to always stick to those rules? >> caller: i bet they may not always stick to them. for instance, i have a company-owned cell phone. i don't use it for personal usage at all. >> you have a separate phone for that?
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>> right. i did have the option of electing to have this as my personal/business phone. i don't think that would be a wise decision for me because i would like my personal business on my personal phone and my work business on my work phone. >> appreciate that. josh is calling us from birmingham. josh, you think that there are some cases when you should still be entitled to your privacy. explain. >> caller: i mean, let's think of it like this the military, you don't always hear about the military checking the text messages or things that our men and women overseas send to their loved ones back home. but in this case, this guy, he sent so many texts i can understand that they're worried, you know, yeah, they are paying the bill. but there is some privacy. i don't think that they should sit there and go through your texts. but if there is some misguidance there, they need to look, yeah,
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they have a right. but there should be privacy, especially with a company. >> in fact, josh, the reason the case got this far is because somewhere along the way there is a judge who said there has to be some common sense, some sort of reasonable amount of privacy that people should expect no matter what. but that's clearly not always the case. companies and the government can set their policies. that's what the court is trying to decide. josh, thank you so much. we want to hear from you on this today. what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic device? e-mail us or call us right now at 877-tell-hln or text us at hlntv or contact me on my facebook page. we have interesting stories of people who, let's say, use the company computer for things they shouldn't have. they got in trouble. we'll share some of those stories coming up. >> all right. at least they're being candid
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about it. >> they're being very honest. >> trying to save somebody else from making the same mistake. thanks to all of you dhimichimi. if you are a gleek, you should be extra gleekful todayment they got lots of love from the golden globes. all the nominees from fans and television and the snubs.
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all right. let the hollywood gold rush begin. the golden globe nomination as announced this morning. do you know if your favorite actor or tv show, movie kind of made the cut? we have all of the nominees. good to see you. let's talk about the snubs, surprises and were there any job offers for you? >> well, of course. we're talking the golden globe awards, christi paul. of course. that's what we love about them, that surprise factor. a little bit of a surprise this morning, many would say at the golden globe nominations. the historic drama "invictis."
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it got a best actor nod for morgue an freeman. but did it not receive a nomination for best picture drama. and that's really what people were talking about. but it was definitely a great morning for george clooney. that's because the actor's recession era drama "up in the air," it's flying above the rest with six nominations including best picture drama and best actor nomination for mr. clooney. now joining him in that category is jeff bridges in crazy heart. morgue an freeman in "invictis "eye and toby maguire in "brothers." >> now let's get to what some
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people are really waiting for, the best picture categories. >> there you have it. >> you know, it's so interesting. some of these movies just came out last week. or, you know, within the last couple weeks. and to see them already in the running for some of these golden globes, i have to wonder if, you know, if people are still even going to the theaters with the economy the way it is really. >> they absolutely bring up a really v vad i had point. can people still avoid to go to the movies when they're cutting back in so many ways? people are cutting back on retail end. when it comes to vacations. but not when it comes to movies. box office numbers, they're reportedly stronger this year
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than they were back in 2007. a record 9.6 billion in u.s. and canadian ticket sales alone according to the website box office mojo. it's no surprise when you take a look at some of the blockbusters this year. harry potter, the twilight saga, new moon and "transformers ii" when brought in more than $400 million. that is adding to the really lucrative year we've seen. >> you know, people have -- >> so many more films to see. >> i know. you and me both. and, you know, you are probably just trying to escape the dismal economy. so they're going to the movies to think about something else. thank you so much. >> for a couple hours. a little distraction. >> i know. good to see you as always. >> you, too. thanks. you know, if you're at a home depot outside washington today, oh, yes, that was president obama in aisle 3. he was not buying light bulbs, folks. the president says energy saving
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projects like adding installation or replacing old windows will save you money. he's going a step further by asking congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. so if someone repeatedly told you to save your money, would you do it? hln money expert clark howard says the reminders might actually work. >> are you saving money? did you remember to save money? hey, how much money are you saving? why am i badgering you? in three different countries, one in south america and one in arab yashgs they badger people with text messages about saving money. and guess what happened? people saved more money than they would have otherwise. apparently many of us, most of us, have big intentions to save money but we don't get around to it. so here's what i suggest. come up with a buddy system. maybe a husband and wife, whatever it is.
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where you badger each other with text messages about saving money. so that when you intend to do you actually get done. because intentions don't get the job done. actually doing it, putting the money aside. easiest way, set up a roth account and fund it. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to stretch a buck, go to cnn.com slash clarkhoward. >> get more great consumer advice from clark howard every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln news and views. he'll help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. we've all seen powerful, effective public service announcements. i guarantee you haven't seen anything like this. a person drinking blobs of disgusting fat. find out who is behind this video and why.
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s. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of h1n1 or swine flu vaccine. it may not be strong enough to protect against the virus. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children ages 6 months to 3 years. the cdc recommends kids get two doses spaced a month apart. now health officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. later today, president obama will announce he's sending some of the prisoners now held at guantanamo bay to illinois. an administration officials tells cnn the government is taking over a prison in the town of thompson to house some of the
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terrorism suspects. and our affiliate shows us around that town. >> reporter: as holiday lights twinkle on a desolate main drag comes word that tiny thompson may get its christmas present early. a deal to bring guantanamo bay prisoners here will bring a huge economic boost and some 3,000 jobs, maybe more. and for most locals, that news can't come soon enough. >> you know, you just can't hang on year after year. the economy is suffering. and we'll take what we can get. >> reporter: what they stand to get and soon, sources say, is a use for the nearly empty thompson state prison. built in 2001 with 1600 cells. budget problems have kept it from fully opening. it now houses about 200 minimum security inmates. but that appears set to change with plans to transfer terror suspects state side. it's the talk of the town at its one local bar.
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>> i love this idea. i love it. open it up. bring in some workers. >> reporter: it's an idea that picked up traction over the weekend in the wake of a memo leak in washington. the topic, what would happen if thompson was chosen? now, sources say, not only has it been chosen but the only remaining hurdle is determining what price the federal government would pay to buy this place from the state of illinois. then it's a matter of making upgrades to make this place secure, to bring suspected terrorists and other federal prisoners to a place where they actually be welcomed. >> it's been rough the last few years. and this will be awfully good for the community. >> and our thank there's to tom negavan of chicago affiliate wgn. right now at mt. hood, rescue teams are still waiting for a chance to resume their search for these two missing climbers, katie nolan and anthony vietti. they've been missing since friday. searchers found the body of luke
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goldberg saturday. the weather is really working against the searchers every step of the way here. low cloud cover and heavy snow are making the mountain so treacherous. and the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through. and tuesday, that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there. and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday, and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> a break in the weather yesterday gave search teams an opportunity to look for a sign of the missing climbers. unfortunately, they did not find any. the husband of missing utah mom susan powell is a no show at a police reinterview. as we told you yesterday, josh powell now has an attorney. this is video from saturday. we've learned salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell.
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powell is a no show at his scheduled interview police last night. his attorneys clients include wanda barsy who pleaded guilty in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. he took his young boys camping on november 6th. when they returned the next morning, susan was nowhere to be found. over the weekend, before he retained an attorney, he tearfully denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance. >> we just miss her. we want her back. and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles coxe, says he does not think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't. and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now?
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>> i don't know what to think anymore. i -- i -- i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out who done it and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> now while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. take a look at this. that's an suv being driven by a vallet driver that crashed through some doors. this is a vancouver airport this morning. and that's the end result. there thankfully nobody was hurt. the driver apparently accidentally hit the gas pedal while the car was in reverse. traffic around the airport are both unaffected. a spokesmen says this was a freak accident. absolutely no evidence that it was intentional. so fortunate nobody was standing right there. most teenagers have access to a cell phone.
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that's why so many parents find storty upsetting. a newly published survey finds one sixth of teens have received nude or near nude photos via text message from someone they know. this is according to research by the pugh internet and american life project. 4% of the teens said they sent out specific -- sexually explicit vote yoez of individvi themselves and boys and girls were equally likely to engage in sexting. most of us checked a private e-mail account at work or made a personal call on a company phone. what about texting, though? the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. here's the back story. a police sergeant in ontario, california, used his city issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some sexually explicit, to his wife, girlfriend, and a fellow
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officer. so did he have a right to expect they would be kept private? well, they're generally protected from unreasonable search and seizure. but that's not the case when it comes to company owned equipment as cnn's legal expert jeffrey toobin explains. >> even if you send like g-mails, if you have your own account, if you use that hardware, cnn can see it. if you use your turner account -- >> i'm on that so much right now. >> it's terrible. you get a blackberry. if you send messages on that, cnn can see it. now if they don't offer to look, but under the legal regime now in effect, you have virtually no privacy rights.
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>> the police department has a policy that has limited use for personal communications. but a one-month review found this officer sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's an average of, say, 28 per shift. only three deemed work related. the oral arguments will begin sometime next spring. we want to pose this question to you today. what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic devices? e-mail us at c.com/hln or call us at 1-877-tell-hln or text us at hlntv or go to my facebook page. all right. parents, take a look at your window shades, please. 50 million are being recalled. regulators in industry officials say at least eight children have been strangled to death. this is in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style and rollup shades here. 16 near strangulations have been reported. so please make sure your shades have no accessible cords there.
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if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem from windowcoverings.org or go to a big chain like walmart, jcpenney or pottery barn. one detention device dozen more harm than good. why ct scans are being linked to thousands of deaths.
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all right. ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed. that could lead to more cancer cases. this information coming from two studies in the archives of internal medicine. one indicates the radiation doses are four times higher than they should be.
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another projects 29,000 new cancer cases and 15,000 deaths a year just from scans done in 2007. now, still, cnn's chief medical correspondent says the cancer risk for you and me is still slim. >> as you listen to this report, keep in mind that individual risk, the risk for anybody watching right now is still going to be very small. it is worth pointing out how much more we do cat scans as compared to before. 70 million cat scans a year are performed in this country. that's 23 times more than back 30 years ago back in 1980. and of these cat scans, they give off a lot of radiation. therein lies part of the problem. >> it must be noted, there isn't clear consensus among doctors about these risks, just so you know. two sisters are accused of getting some underaged girls drunk and then tying them up. police say the women gave alcohol to two 11-year-old girls and a 7-year-old girl during a barbecue.
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the suspects say the girls started acting crazy and they allegedly tied the 11-year-old up. meanwhile, the 7-year-old ran home. >> i put my trust in these people. and this is what i got out of it. i mean it's just horrible. >> the department of social services is looking into that incident. another twist in the tiger woods saga. he's being linked to a canadian doctor suspected of providing athletes with performance enhancing drugs. dr. anthony galia treated big namath leets like dara torres and tiger woods himself. "the new york times" reports the fbi's investigating galia for doping. he was arrested in october at the u.s.-canadian border. canadian police say they found performance enhancing drugs in his medical bag. according to "the times," the hgh and several other drugs were for his own use. he never treated pro athletes with hgh. the "times" reports he developed a blood spinning therapy to
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speed recovery after surgery and that he visited tiger woods' home four times last year to provide that therapy after woods' knee surgery. woods' agent responded by e-mail to "the times." and what do you do this sunday? we're talking tiger woods and all the celebrity scandals. we have balloon boy, white house party crashers, so much to talk about lately. and we're going to talk about all of that with celebrities in their own right. turner sports star charles barkley, kyle petty, dennis eckersly. robin meade is hosting "with all due respect" this sunday, december 20th at 10:00 p.m. eastern. a first grade teacher is under fire for how she disciplined one of her students. why she cut off the girl's hair in front of the whole class.
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well, it looks as though the proposal to expand medicare to people as young as 55 is out of senate democrats health care bill. sources say they may have to kill the medicare expansion so
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they can keep joe lieberman's vote. he wants a health care reform bill but will not vote for one that expands medicare or includes a government-run insurance program. >> getting to that position where i can say what i wanted to say all along. i'm ready to vote for health care reform. my whole point has been here that the president laid out goals for this. and then the cost curve down for individuals, families, businesses, our government, our economy, our health care and secondly, bring a lot of people in who can't afford health insurance now. >> i'm confident that by next week we'll be on way forward for this bill to the president. >> before we leave here, in the next couple of weeks or less, we're going to pass health care insurance reform to all americans. >> senate democrats could make a final decision on what goes into that bill after they meet with president obama today.
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the house will vote on a bill today that could stop tv commercials from playing at louder volumes than the shows they sponsor. i know what i'm talking about here. guidelines have been put in place about it tv industry to help stations play audio at a standard volume. it would require them to enforce the rules within a two-year period. hopefully no more of those commercials blasting once they come on. if you're in a home depot outside washington today, oh, yes, that was president obama in aisle three. he wasn't buying light bulbs. rather, he was making a pitch to save energy and boost the economy. the president says energy saving projects like adding installation or replacing old windows will save you money. he's going a step further by asking congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. well, it's not your typical car loan that general motors is paying off. it's a taxpayer bailout loan and the automaker will start making the payments this month. gm says it will pay back $6.7 billion and do so by june. the government lent gm the money to get it through a prepackaged
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bankruptcy earlier this year. gm got $52 billion in assistance. most of it is converted into stock held by the government. so basically u.s. taxpayers currently own 61% of that company. rising energy costs led to a greater than expected increase in wholesale inflation last month. the labor department says wholesale prices jumped 1.8% last month. core inflation, excluding energy and food costs, rose .5%. that's the biggest increase in more than a year. a wisconsin teacher was charged with disorderly conduct for cutting off her student's hair. this the first grader says her teacher told her to stop playing with her braids in class. when she didn't, the teacher cut it off in front of everyone. >> i went to my desk and cried. and they were laughing. she threw it away. and she said -- she said now what you going to go home and
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tell your momma? >> the principal moved the girl to a different class and is considering disciplinary measures for the teacher. the teacher, by the way, declined comment. with disorderly conduct. okay, this is a stomach churning public service announcement. let me forewarn you, this is downright disgusting, but maybe effective. see it for yourself here. it shows a man pouring a soda can full of fat into a large glass. he chugs it down and some of the messy goo drips down his face. the psa's message is that drinking just one can of soda a day can add up to ten pounds of weight a year. it was done by the new york city health department to stop people from drinking sugary sodas. it's part of a larger anti-obesity initiative. but health officials say the substance in the video isn't really fat, it's a combination of edible products mixed to look like the real thing.
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. the biggest loser is a big winner. danny cahill tipped the scales at 430 pounds, but in just a few months he lost almost 240 pounds and claimed the title of nbc's biggest loser. you don't have to be on ath show to realize obesity is a national crisis. 66% of americans are overweight or obese. in fact it is the number two preventible killer in this country. it is time we stopped rationalizing. we talk of big bones and slow metabolisms and face the truth about what's behind america's weight gain. massive food portions, unhealthy food choices. we may not want to be contestants on a reality show, but it's time we all start rehearsing a lifestyle change. i'm jane velez-mitchell and that's my issue. >> tonight on issues, a college athlete disappears while walking his dog. so where is james? jane talks to the missing man's
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father and girlfriend tonight at 7:00 eastern. you're about to see something no one had ever seen before involving an octopus and two coconut shells. find out what's so amazing about this video. ?e
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talk about a long delay. nearly two and a half years after it was scheduled to depart, boeing's 787 dreamliner finally gets ready to take off. some batches of the vaccine designed to protect kids from swine flu may not be doing the job. find out why 800,000 doses are being recalled. and when you send a text message on a company-owned device, do you expect it to remain private? that's what we're talking about today. we want your views on this controversial topic. here is the latest from hln "news and views." hope you're having a great day. boeing's long-delayed 787 dreamliner is getting ready to
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have its maiden flight today. the commercial airliner has fought its way through nearly two years of delays but boeing is promising the dreamliner is worth the weight. it said the design and composite materials make it lighter, more environmentally friendly and more durable compared to planes in the air right now. to wait a little bit longer to travel in this one. the 787s won't start flying passenger routes until at least 2011. we'll keep checking back in to see when that thing is finally going to take off. right now at oregon's mt. hood rescue teams are waiting to resume their search for two missing climbers. they have been missing since friday. searchers found the body of fellow climber luke goldberg saturday. the weather has been working against these searchers every step of the of the way. low clouds and heavy snow are making the mountain very treacherous. the forecast is not promising either. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the
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night and tuesday that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there, and beyond that we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> well, a break in the weather yesterday gave search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers and they didn't find anything. the husband of missing utah mom susan powell is a no-show the at a police reinterview. as we told you yesterday, josh powell now has an attorney. this is video of him from saturday. we've learned that salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell, and williams represented wand d. -- wanda barzee. powell didn't show up for a scheduled interview with police last night. he claims his two young boys
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camping and when he got back home the next morning his wife, susan, was nowhere to be found. over the weekend, powell tear fully denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back. i love her and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, says he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on abc's "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and
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figure out who done it and that type of thing, but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> and while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to protect against the h1n1 virus. the doses of prefilled syringes intended for young children from six months to 3 years old. the cdc recommends kids get two doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given, but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. we'll learn later today where some of the terrorist suspects held on guantanamo bay will go when that detention center closes. a senior official tells cnn they're going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and its senior u.s. senator will be at
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the white house this afternoon for this announcement. the official says the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. the number of detapies going there, that is not known right now, but the official says it will likely be fewer than 100. even so, the state estimates the prison will jgenerate about 2,00 jobs in that area. >> this is a small town. it's not like the terrorists want to do something to thomson, you know. thomson is a great community and, you know, farm town, so i think it should help. >> i think the positives with jobs and bringing more people into the community, and using that facility to its fullest, because it has been vacant and not used to its high potential. then again, i think of the high security people coming in that is also scary, thinking terrorists coming to our area and we have a nuclear facility not too far away from here, just south in the quad cities.
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that concerns me also. so i see both positive and negatives about that. >> there are more than 200 detainees at guantanamo bay. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system for trial, including khalid sheikh mohammed, the repeated mastermind of the september 11th attacks. if you were at home depot outside washington today, the president will be in aisle 3. he's making a pitch to save energy and boost the economy. the president says energy-saving projects like adding insulation or replacing old windows will save you money and he's going a step further by asking congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. >> calling on congress to provide new temporary incentives for americans to make energy efficiency retrofit investments in their homes, and we want them to do it soon. i know the idea may not be very glamorous, although i get very
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excited about it. we were at the round table and someone said insulation is not sexy. i disagree. frank, don't you think insulation is sexy stuff. here's what's sexy about it. saving money. >> that's funny. the president's home depot visit comes as he makes a case for his so-called cash for caulkers program. use caution when sending text messages on a company-owned phone. soon the supreme court will decide if your employer has the right to checkup on what you're saying.
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the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. a police sergeant in ontario, california, used his city-issued
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text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some sexual in nature, to his wife, his girlfriend, a fellow officer. good grief. the police department has a policy that allows workers limited use for personal communications, but a one-month review found this officer had sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's an average of 28 per shift and only three deemed work-related. that's it. this is our your views topic of the day. do you have a right to privacy when you use your company's electronic devices, maybe even limited privacy. sara posted this comment on my facebook page. she says let's face it, in this day and age anyone can hack into your personal stuff and i'd rather not have to worry about my business being out there for everyone ton. so sara operates as if someone is watching her all the time. glenn is calling us from san antonio. glenn, you say if you want privacy, you better get your own phone, right? >> caller: that's exactly right.
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i mama used to always tell me whoever owns it, controls it. so the company has every right because they are paying for it. it's for company business use only. and while the police officer was given permission to do personal phone calls. >> right, he was. >> caller: he needed to understand that that's for limited use, for necessary personal calls, and that it will be monitored, so he has the freedom to use it for personal ber but he also has the personal responsible to know it is monitored. if you want privacy, you pay for it. >> all right, thank you very much. kevin is calling from idaho. kevin, you think there's a good reason for people to do monitoring? >> caller: well, yeah. once again, this is company-owned equipment. we've already seen examples with medical records getting leaked out. but this could definitely -- these companies have proprietary
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trade secrets and they have absolutely every right and an obligation, i think, to monitor those to make sure that un authorized information is not being given out. >> so many responses have been absolutely the company has every right to do this and you shouldn't break the rules. i just don't believe that the world is full of goody two-shoes like that. people do break the rules, don't they? >> caller: people always break the rules. companies should also implement a no cell phone policy. you cannot have your personal cell phone in the job. put it in your locker when you get to work. you know, i just think it's way too big a risk for pro pie taer secrets or for leaking information about celebrities that can really put the company at financial risk. >> kevin, thank you very much for having the conversation with me. you sound like a manager.
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all right, here's some comments from my facebook page. gina says this, listen to this, i once got fired for using the f word in an e-mail that i sent to a fellow co-worker who was sleeping with my then boyfriend. we cleaned up what she actually said. so, no, i let my emotions get the best of me and i lost my job over it. so gina admits that she's normal and kind of went too far, but she got burned for it. conrad says this, you should have some right to privacy. not everything needs to be monitored by your boss. this is a good discussion. let's keep talking. we want to hear from you on this. what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic device? that could be your computer at your desk, cell phone, whatever. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. call us at 1-877-tell hln, text us on comment on my facebook page, richelle carey hln. i know some of you facebook at work because you're doing it right now. boeing's long-delayed 787
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dreamliner is about to make its maiden flight. you can see it right there. it's rolled out of the terminal. that is a gorgeous plane. the commercial airliner has fought its way through a lot of delays, two years of delayses, but the company is promising that this plane is worth the wait. it's got this new design, it's composite materials make it lighter, more environmentally friendly, more durable, compared to what's in the air right now. apparently it uses less fuel, so we're going to keep an eye on this for you and we'll have another live shot for you as we keep an eye on this dreamliner, 787, getting ready to make its maiden flight.
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all right. let's take a look at this. this is happening right in the seattle area. this is boeing's new plane. it is called the dreamliner. it's a 787. getting ready to take off on its maiden flight. we won't be able to get on this thing for a couple of years, not
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until 2011. it is new, it is efficient, lighter, more environmentally friendly than the planes in the air now. it's going to be able to seat anywhere from 200 to 300 people. it only costs you $150 million, but the company says, boeing says they have already gotten orders for 850 of these planes, so it's going to be taking off very shortly. you can see it taxiing down the runway. it's going to fly probably about 40 miles, but we're going to keep an eye on that for you and come back because you can see the maiden voyage of the dreamliner 787. a gorgeous plane there. all right. it looks like the proposal to expand medicare to people as young as 55 is out of senate democrats' health care bill. democratic sources say they have they may have to kill the medicare expansion so they can keep senator joe lieberman's vote. he said he wants this bill, but he won't vote for one that expands medicare or includes a government-run insurance program.
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>> getting toward that position where i can say what i've wanted to say all along. i'm ready to vote for health care reform. my whole point has been here that the president laid out a couple of big goals for this process. bend the cost curve down for individuals, families, businesses, our government, our economy of health care, and secondly, bring a lot of people in who can't afford health insurance now. the basic core bill does that. i think some of the other things were going to add to our debt, increase taxes, and were just not necessary to achieve those two goals. so i think we're heading in the right direction. >> senate democrats could make a final decision on what goes into this bill after they meet with president obama, and that will happen today. computer technicians have recovered almost 22 million white house e-mails from the bush administration that were at the center of a legal controversy. according to the national security archive, they were mislabeled. the e-mails became an issue
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after the white house fired federal prosecutors in nine cities back in 2006. members of congress demanded documentation of these firings, but the white house said it couldn't find everything from that period. the national archives now has to sort through them and figure out which oneses can be released under the freedom of information act and which ones are protected under the presidential records act. i did say 22,000 of them. that's a lot. washington city council is expected to vote at any time now to legalize gay marriages there. the city already recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. now gay couples would be allowed to get married in the district of columbia. churches would not be forced to participate. prominent pastors have led the fight against the bill. they say this issue is far from over. d.c. mayor adrian fenty says he will sign this into law before christmas. rising energy costs led to a greater-than-expected increase in wholesale inflation last month. the labor department said
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wholesale prices jumped 1.8% in november. core inflation, excluding energy and food costs, rose half a percent last month. that's the biggest increase in more than a year. if someone repeatedly told you to save your money, would you do it? hln money expert clark howard says the reminders might actually work. >> reporter: hey, are you saving money? by the way, did you remember to save some money? hey, how much money are you saving? why am i badgering you? well, there was a study done at dartmouth university where in three different countries, two in south america, one in asia, they badgered people with text messages about saving money. and guess what happened? people saved more money than they would have otherwise. that apparently many of us, most of us have good intentions to sai money, but we don't get around to it. so here's what i suggest to you. come up with a buddy system. maybe a husband and wife,
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whatever it is, where you badger each other with text messages about saving money so that what you intend to do you actually get done, because intentions don't get the job done. actually do it, putting the money aside. easiest way, set up a roth account, a tax-free retirement account and fund it. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to stretch a buck, go to cnn.com/clarkhours. . >> as always, get great consumer advice from the one and only clark howard every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln "news and views." he'll help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. speaking of spending money, that thing will cost $150 million. that is boeing's long-delayed 787 dreamliner. two years of delays. but this plane is ready to make its maiden flight taking off from the seattle area.
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it's going to fly for about 40 miles. that's about it. it's energy efficient, uses about 20% less fuel, seats 200 to 300 people. we'll keep an eye on this so we can show you when this thing finally takes off.
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all right, ladies and gentlemen, what you're seeing there is boeing's newest plane. the first new commercial plane from them in more than ten years. that is the dreamliner 787 flying along just fine escorted by a military plane. just took off from earverett, washington, to the cheers of so many boeing employees that put so much time and work into this. this is what happened just a few moments ago. again, a few delays, about two years in delays actually to make this finally happen, which is why you can hear such joy and relief from so many boeing people that made this happen for them. and there you have it.
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if you're trying to guess how fast it's going, we'll go ahead and tell you. about 150 miles per hour as it wheels up from everett. it's not going that far, only about 40 miles away where it's headed, to boeing field, right near seattle, but it's going to take the scenic route, should we say. it's going to stay in the air for about four to five hours. again, this is the maiden flight. this is not going to be available to us regular folks until about 2011. it is a large plane. it can be configured to seat anywhere from 200 to 330 people. you can see the military escorts right there. and it's said to be really the newest and the best and the most efficient of all planes out there. it's actually going to use they say 20% less fuel than other planes in the air right now, but we're going to keep you posted on that. that is a gorgeous plane there, the dreamliner 787. something else we're keeping you post on right now, at oregon's mt. hood rescue teams are waiting for a chance to resume their search for those
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two missing climbers right there. they have been missing since friday. searchers found the body of fellow climber luke goldberg saturday. the weather has been working against these searchers every step of the way. low cloud cover and heavy snow are making the mountain very treacherous and the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night and tuesday that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there and beyond that we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> a break in the weather yesterday gave search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers and they didn't find anything. the husband of missing utah mom susan powell was a no-show
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at a police reinterview. as we told you yesterday, josh powell has an attorney now. this is video of him from saturday. we've learned that salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. powell did not show up for a scheduled interview with police last night. his attorney's high profile clients include wanda barzee, who pled guilty in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. powell claims he took his two young boys camping late, around midnight december 6th. when they came back home the next morning his wife was nowhere to be found. over the weekend before he hired an attorney, powell tear fully denied any involvement in his wife' disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back. and i love her and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, says that he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter.
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he explained why on abc's "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't, and he -- he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out who done it and that type of thing, but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his job is to get the word out and to keep his daughter's picture out there. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to protect against the h1n1 virus. the doses are those prefilled syringes intended for young children age six months to 3 years. the cdc recommends kids gets two
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doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses may have been given, but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. let's go back now to washington state where boeing's dream has just come true. after two years of delays, it's new 787liner is making its maiden flight. patri patrick altman saw this lye. >> reporter: what a sight. you can hear those rolls royce engines. the maker of those engines fire up and just a picture perfect takeoff on an otherwise gray and sort of typical pacific northwest day, but boeing has got to be happy. they got the plane up on the day they wanted to, on time. from now it's going on about a four or five-hour flight. start the flight testing which they'll be doing the next ten to 12 months putting this plane to the limits of what it can do,
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really proving to boeing and the world that this plane is a viable option, that its carbon composite makeup, really plastic frame, can hold up to the wears and tears of flight testing and flight. so still a lot of work to do. boeing still has to prove that it can build this plane on time and get it to airlines, so still be a good year or two before we have a chance to hopefully ride a 787, but in terms of a flight test, they got off to a good start. >> patrick, speaking of getting it to the airlines, the airlines it seems are receiving it well. there's already quite a few orders for this plane. >> a lot of orders, over 800 orders, a record number, which really shows that their gamble that the airlines would want a lighter, faster, more fuel efficient plane that that gamble is paying off. they still have to deliver. they still have to, boeing
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executives say, get up to production, about ten airplanes a month. they're hoping in the next few years. so they have got a lot of orders, but they're very far behind on the production side of this. it's been a nightmare getting the dreamliner out the door, if you will, but they're hoping they have fixed those snafus with the production line and they'll be able to get the flight out. and today they're really turning a corner in the history of this new plane, which has been plagued by problems but has incredible potential or you wouldn't see so many of those airlines ordering this plane hoping to incorporate it into their line. >> all right, patrick, thank you so much. reporting from everett, washington. i also got a comment on my facebook page from a boeing employee who says they're very proud right now. we'll learn later today where some of the terrorist suspects held at guantanamo bay will go when that detention center closes. a senior official is telling cnn they're going to president obama's home state.
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the governor of illinois and its senior u.s. senator will be at the white house this afternoon for that announcement. the official says the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. the number of detainees going there, that is not exactly clear right now, but the official says it will likely be fewer than 100. even so, the state estimates the prison will generate 2,000 jobs in that area. >> this is a small town. you know, it's not like the terrorists, you know, want to do something to thomson, you know. i mean thomson is a great community and, you know, farm town. so i think it should help. >> i think the positives with jobs and bringing more people into the community, and using that facility to its fullest, because it has been vacant and not used to its high potential. then again, i think of the high security people coming in that is also scary, thinking terrorists coming to our area and we have a nuclear facility not too far away from here, just
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south in the quad cities, and that concerns me also. so i see both positive and negatives about that. >> there are more than 200 detainees at guantanamo bay. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system for trial and that includes khalid sheikh mohammed, the reputed mastermind of the september 11th attacks. does one of medicine's best detection devices do more harm than good? why ct scans are being linked to thousands of deaths.
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the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police
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department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. a police sergeant in ontario, california, used a city-issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some sexually explicit to his wife and his girlfriend and a fellow officer. the police department has a policy that does allow workers limited use for personal communications. but a one-month review found this officer had sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's an average of 28 per shift, and only three deemed work-related. so the question we want to put to you today for your views, what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic device? e-mail us, preferably from your personal e-mail account at cnn.com/hln. call us at 1-877-tell-hln.
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text hlntv or add a comment to my facebook page, richelle carey hln. there's a great discussion going on there and we'll talk about it. the man accused of secretly shooting two videos of espn reporter erin andrews nude at her hotel is expected to plead guilty today. michael david barrett will be in a court and andrews is expected to be there and could ask for a tough sentencing. he faces up to five years in prison. i'm a.j. hammer and this is a "showbiz tonight" news break exclusively on hln. this is the buzz today. meryl streep battles herself. the golden globe nominations are just out and meryl streep got an amazing two nominations in the same category. streep competes against her in the comedy musical actress category for rules in "julie & julia" and "it's complicated." sandra bullock also got two nominations in different categories. did "invictus" get snubbed?
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it was missing. unusual because the movie about nelson mandela got three other nominations including clint as best director. best director but not best picture? george clooney's movie "up in the air" got the most nominations, six. justin timberlake's shocking slip. timberlake a surprise pick to reveal the nominees got a lot of laughter when he announced emily blunt's nomination because his co-announcer is dating blunt. >> emily blunt, "the young victoria." ho ho ho. somebody's going to have a good night tonight. >> that's your exclusive "showbiz tonight" news break. i'm a.j. hammer. join us at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific tonight on "showbiz tonight," tv's most provocative entertainment news show. all right, you can catch "with all due respect" this sunday. tiger woods, celebrity scandals, balloon boy, white house
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crashers. what is it about celebrity that seems to obsess this country? we'll talk about it with charles barkley, dennis eckersley and kyle petty. robin meade will host "with all due respect" sunday at 10:00 p.m. eastern time.
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ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed, and that could lead to more cancer cases. that information comes from two studies in the archives in internal medicine. one indicates the radiation doses are four times higher than they should be. another projects 29,000 new cancer cases and 15,000 deaths a year just from scans done in 2007. still, though, cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. saun j sanjay gupta says the cancer risk for you and me is slim. >> the risk for anybody watching right now is going to be very small but it is worth pointing out how much more we do cat scans than compared to before. about 70 million cat scans a year are performed in this country. that's 23 times more than back 30 years ago, back in 1980.
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an these cat scans do give off a lot of radiation and therein lies part of the problem. >> it must be noted, though, there isn't a clear consensus among doctors about the risks. computer technicians have recovered almost 22 million white house e-mails from the bush administration that were at the center of a legal controversy. according to the national security archive they were mislabeled. the e-mails became an issue after the white house fired federal prosecutors in nine cities in 2006. members of congress demanded documentation of those firings but the white house said it couldn't find everything from that period. well, the national archives has to sort through them and figure out which ones can be released under the freedom of information act and which ones are protected under the presidential records act. two sisters are accused of getting some underage girls drunk and then tying them up. eaton, colorado, police say the women gave alcohol to two 11-year-old girls an a
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7-year-old girl during a barbecue. the suspects say the girls started acting crazy and they allegedly tied up the older girls. the 7-year-old ran home. >> felt betrade. i put my trust in these people and this is what i got out of it. i mean it's horrible. >> the department of social services is looking into this. this crash right here was just the beginning of a brazen robbery. did you see that? watch as a stolen suv, you see it plows into the store. this is a gun store in indiana. it happened this weekend. police got there in about 30 seconds, but they say the four teenage suspects were gone, along with four guns. and they could face federal charges if they're caught. one of our ireporters captured incredible images of a building implosion in south padre island, texas. jay evans says it took demolition crews between 9 and 12 seconds to bring down that
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thing. that is an unfinished 31-story condo building. it is gone. 1500 spectators on land, some on boats, they watched this implosion on sunday. the buildi piece by piece. it's amazing to be there to see it. he said the condo was an engineering debacle. he said construction actually started three years ago but work stopped last summer when it became obvious that tower was apparently a structural mess. the ocean tower will be replaced with a luxury project. again, thank you very much, jay, for that video. send us video or pictures of breaking news, or cool stories from your part of the world. just go to ireport.com. there's instructions there on how to submit your stories. british media are now reporting british airways will try to stop a planned 12-day-long strike by cabin crew members. they're reportedly asking a high court for urgent injunction, saying there were ig regularities in the strike vote. they hope the court will step in
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and at least delay the strike until after the holidays. this union represents 13,500 workers. the salvation army always appreciates a donation. but it really appreciates this donation. someone dropped that off. that is a gold coin from 1881. salvation army in connecticut got that in one of their kettles. it could be worth hundreds of dollars. no doubt that gift was intentional. >> they just like to know that they've done something to help. and it probably does throw them a little bit to see it on tv and read about it in the papers. >> he says he wishes the donor many thanks and the happiest of holidays. we have discovered the smartest octopus in the world. researchers say they found that an indonesian making coconut shells masking a shelter. the first evidence ever of an invert brat animal making tools.
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wow. a first-grade teacher is under fire for how she disciplined one of her students. why she cut this child's hair in front of the entire class.
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boeing is finally getting its newest jetliner off the ground two years behind schedule. we'll show you the maiden flight of the dreamliner. can police page through your cell phone's call history without a search warrant? can your boss read your personal text messages? courts are answering both those questions and we're sharing your views on privacy in this electronic age. plus, some kids who have never been alone are getting 1078 help for the holidays. find out how they're playing santa without their families finding out. i hope this tuesday has been good to you. i'm christi paul. thank you for keeping me company. sit back, relax and let's talk about what's making news today, starting off with boeing 787
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dreamliner. it's no longer a dream, folks. taking off on its maiden flight, you can hear the cheers there before it's even off the ground. the commercial airliner really had to fight its way through more than two years of delays here. boeing's promising this dreamliner is worth the wait. listen to these people as this thing is going to take off here. you see the little red light there. blinking to make sure, hey, you don't miss it. but there it goes. can you hear the cheers there in the background? boeing says this design and the composite material used to make it, makes it lighter. it's more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly. the thing is, all those cheers, though, you're going to have to wait to travel in one because the 787s will not start flying passenger routes until at least 2011. at least another year to go.
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health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to protect against the h1n1 virus. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children 6 months to 3 years. the cdc recommend kids get two doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. we're going to learn later today where some of the terror subjects held at guantanamo bay will go, when that detention center closes. the senior official tells cnn they're going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and the senior u.s. senator will be at the white house this afternoon for the announcement. the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. that number of detainees going there, not known. but the official says it will likely be fewer than 100. there are more than 200 detainees at guantanamo bay, though, and many will be transferred into the u.s.
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criminal justice system for trial, including khalid shaikh muhammad. a search for these two missing climbers. katie nolan and anthony have been missing since friday now. they found the body of luke gullberg saturday. low cloud coverage and heavy snow are making the mountain really treacherous, and this forecast is not promising. >> we're looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night, and tuesday. that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there. and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that.
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>> now, a break in the weather yesterday did give search teams an opportunity to look for a sign of the missing climbers but they didn't find anything. meanwhile, police say the missing utah mom's husband is hindering their search for her. josh powell, you see him here, failed to show up for a second police interview last night. this is video of him that you're looking at from saturday. we've learned salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. powell claims he took his two young boys camping late around midnight on december 6th. and when they returned the next morning, his wife, susan, was nowhere to be found. over the weekend, before he hired an attorney, powell tearfully denied any involvement in her disappearance. >> we just miss her, and we want her back. and me and my boys love her. >> how are they doing?
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>> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, says he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on abc's "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't. and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out who done it, and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> now, while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. look at your window shades, because more than 50 million are being recalled.
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at least eight children have been strangled to death in the exposed cords. that's in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style and rollup shades here. 16 near strangulations have been reported as well. so make sure your shades have no accessible cords. and if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem from window coverings.org. go online there. or go to a big chain like walmart, jcpenney or pottery barn to get help. the man accused of secretly shooting two videos of the espn reporter erin andrews nude in her hotel room is expected to plead guilty today. michael david barrett will be in an l.a. court this afternoon. andrews is expected to attend that hearing and could ask for a tough sentence. barrett faces up to five years in prison. washington city council is expected to vote at any time now to legalize gay marriages there. the city already recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. gay couples will be able to get married in the district of columbia.
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churches would not be forced to participate. prominent pastors have led the fight against the bill and they vow that "the issue is far from over." d.c. mayor fente says he will sign it into law before christmas. crime suspects catch a break from a state supreme court. find out what police in ohio need before they can search a suspect's cell phone.
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the ohio supreme court today ruled that police have to obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a suspect's cell phone except under certain circumstances. the court's close decision 5-4 appears to be the first on the topic of high courts. this coming spring the supreme court will hear whether a police department violated text
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messages sent and received on a government pager. a police sergeant in ontario, california, used his text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some of them sexually explicit, to his wife, girlfriend and fellow officer. did the officer have a right to expect those messages would be kept private. courts have previously ruled that they're generally protected from unreasonable search and seizure. but that's not the case when it comes to company-owned equipment as legal expert jeffrey toobin told campbell brown from our sister network cnn. >> even if you send like g-mails, if you have your own private account, if you use that hardware, cnn can see it. if you use your turner account, cnn can see it. it's terrible for individuals. you get a blackberry. if you send messages on that, cnn can see it. now, they don't often look. but under the legal regime now
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in effect, you have virtually no privacy rights in any machine that is given to you by the -- your employer. >> the police department has a policy that allows workers personal use for limited use. but this officer received 456 personal messages on duty, 28 per shift and only three were deemed work related. here's your views story of the day. most of us have cell phones. most of us have a blackberry. and you have to wonder, what are we doing with it? >> yeah. and mp mostly for the most part that's posting on my facebook page, probably on their work computers, they're all saying you should be careful, you should know better than to use work equipment, know that everybody's going to spy on you. this is a good question. should your boss be able to check your private text messages if the boss is the person that gave you the phone. okay? let's get into this right now. melanie posted a a comment on my facebook page. basics are, if you don't want
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something to fall into the wrong hands, you shouldn't be doing it on company property. it is your personal responsibility to make the conscious decisions of what is appropriate conduct for company electronic use. i think most people would not disagree with that. if people are honest with themselves, they'll realize maybe i used this for personal use sometimes. and i probably shouldn't do it so much. let's get to the phones now. holly is calling us from missouri. holly, i think you think we all need to be careful, don't we? >> caller: well, absolutely. i think that it's common sense that if you're going to use your company's technology for personal use, those companies provide a policy for you to sign at the hiring that says, anything you do on our property is, therefore, our property. that's like someone coming to your house and using your computer for something you wouldn't approve of, and saying you don't have a right to see what they did, or you're infringing on their privacy. >> let me ask you this, holly. what if you have a phone that you keep with you 24 hours a
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day, all the time. or you use that for some personal use. what do you think about policies where the companies maybe cut you some slack because they realize, you know, you use the phone all the time. >> well, a, i think that there's obviously legitimate personal use. and 456 text messages, including sexually explicit ones to a mistress, isn't jilegitimate. but also, you need to have your own personal cell phone if you're going to text. >> thank you, holly. let's get to john in san antonio. john, you think there's got to be a little bit of privacy. make your case. >> caller: exactly. some people, myself included, only have one cell phone. a company provided cell phone. the connectivity of e-mail and internet being provided in these smart phones nowadays. there needs to be a little bit of lee way for some personal communication. >> it seems employers, for the
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most part, seem to be trying to get hip to that. i think if you don't go overboard and don't draw attention to yourself, john, maybe you might be on safe ground. what do you think? >> caller: i think in the situation of the police officer in ontario, his lieutenant ba c basically said as long as they pay for any onverages -- >> then he became a bill collector which is why he got tired of it. because people abused the leeway that they gave him. >> caller: right. which is why i think this is good it's going to the supreme court. and we'll get some further discussion. and some actual litigation hopefully. >> an interesting case for sure, john. thank you for your phone call. aaron wrote this, i compare it to mail. if someone received personal mail at work, the company cannot open it. the same should apply electronically. both are private communications between two people not intended for the boss. one of the attorneys might try to argue that. i'm not sure that we're on good legal ground there, but i'm not
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an attorney. that's a good facebook comment, though. that's what we want to hear from you, great comments. what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic device? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln, call us if you prefer at 1-877-tell-hln, that way there's no paper trail. or post a comment on my facebook page. >> i think my page mirrors yours. most people are siding with the company. which surprised me. >> i know. i know. again, if they're honest with themselves, who knows what they really use their computer for. >> richelle, thank you. john mayer is putting his little back book away for a while. why he says dating has freaked him out.
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hollywood awards season is here. the golden globe nominations were announced this morning. "up in the air" has the most
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nominations with six. the five movies up for best drama, up in the air, the hurt locker, inglourious basterds. and five nods for best comedy or musical. was it a big year for sandra bullock. two best actress nominations, one for the blind side and one in a comedy category for the proposal. meryl streep and matt damon also earned two nominations. apparently john mayer has had enough. the popular musician announced today he's taking a break from dating. a.j. hammer is in new york. a.j., what's going to happen op twitter? >> i thought we could use a distraction from the bad romance news out there. i've been a bit frustrated for jon that his dating life has gotten so much attention over the years. he admits he brings it on himself. when you date jennifer aniston or jessica simpson, you know
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it's unavoidable. watch what he told ellen degeneres on her show today. >> are you dating right now? >> i'm not dating. i don't know if you know this, i have sort of a funny track record. >> mm-hmm. >> which actually is not that strange. given my age. you know, i'm a little freaked out right now about it, to be honest. >> dating? >> yeah, i'm a little freaked out about dating. so i'm just going to let time pass and just do my thing. and -- >> can you do that? >> yeah, yeah. i better. i better. >> yeah. but like you say, at your age you shb allowed to date. but for some reason whomever you date becomes public and everybody has an opinion about your relationships. >> or for some reason whoever i date has been famous for a while. i can't sit here and say, let me live my life in private with this famous person who has been around for 15 years. i have to figure out what are the things that i sign up for in terms of cause and effect.
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the last thing you want to see me doing is bashing my head and going, i'm shocked that i'm being followed right now. >> right there, christi, is why i like john mayer. he clearly gets it. it seems like a healthy attitude to start the year off with. i wish all celebrities shared his attitude and understood the big picture like that. >> how old is he? he kept referring to his age. what does that mean? >> i forget john's exact age. i think he's late 20s still. >> he's saying, i've got time, let me be, yeah. did you say fool around time? >> i didn't say that. >> i thought that's what you said, i'm sorry. >> playing around time. >> playing around time. >> good for john. as far as the sweater goes, i don't know what to say about that. i don't know if he was serious or just playing around with the holiday theme there. tonight we'll have to move on from the good celebrity romance news to the news of tiger woods. and the question, is tiger's marriage on the rocks? his wife goes public without her wedding ring. is it a sign their marriage is over? and the devastating findings about tiger's empire.
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we'll see you tonight for "showbiz tonight" with the latest developments. here on hln. and brooke right here in new york here with me. >> all right, seeing you two together. if you were at home depot outside washington today, that was president obama in aisle 3. he was not buying light bulbs. he was making a pitch to save energy and boost the economy. the president says energy-saving projects like adding insulation or replacing old windows will save you money. he's going a step further to ask congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. rising energy costs led to a greater than expected increase in wholesale inflation last month. the labor department says wholesale prices jumped 1.8% in november. core inflation excludeing energy and food costs rose half a percent last month. that's the biggest increase in more than a year. finding the perfect gift, that's not easy. but it's even harder when you can't see.
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that's boeing 787's dreamliner, no longer just a dream. a cheering crowd, hear them there. taking off on its maiden flight. the commercial airliner had to fight through more than two years of delays. boeing is promising it's worth the wait. boeing said its design and composite materials used to make it make it lighter, more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly. you'll have to wait to travel in one. the 787s won't start flying passenger routes until at least 2011. right now at mt. hood, rescue teams are waiting for a chance to resume their search
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for two missing climbers. katie nolan and anthony vietti have been missing since friday. they found luke gullberg's body upon saturday. low cloud cover and heavy snow are really making this mountain treacherous and the forecast is just not promising. >> we're looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night. and tuesday. that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional -- additional snowfall up there. and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. the. >> a break in the weather yesterday gave search teams an opportunity to look for a sign of the missing climbers, but they did not find any. the man accused of secretly shooting two videos of the espn
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reporter erin andrews is expected to plead guilty today. michael david barrett will be in an l.a. court this afternoon. andrews is expected to attend the hearing and could ask for a tough sentence. barrett faces up to five years in prison. violence, death and accusations of hate crimes. soledad o'brien joins us from new york right now. what's going on in shenandoah, pennsylvania. >> this is a story we reported for our "latino in america" documentary. it's been 18 full months since he was beaten to death in pennsylvania. he was an illegal immigrant. his death came at the hands of a group of young white men. it really revealed some boiling tensions between the white residents and latino residents in shenandoah, which is a working class, you know, mining town. one of the teenagers involved in the beating, a young man named colin walsh, pleaded guilty to civil rights charges and testified on the stand that the
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group of teenagers beat luis to death while they were yelling racial and ethnic slurs. the jury acquitted the two other attackers of all charges, except for simple assault. brandon and derrick were sentenced to a minimum of six to seven months in prison. and that is, again, a fight that ended in the death of lu ris ramirez. fourth juvenile was put under house arrest. but pierarsky was let out on christmas eve. they've been indicted on federal hate crimes violations. as we wrapped up our documentary, it was looming, would the feds step in and bring their own charges. the answer is, yes, they will. they are being indicted on federal hate crimes violations and also obstruction of justice charges. charges that now could possibly carry life sentences for those two young men who previously were looking at six to seven months in prison.
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three police officers, including the chief of police, also will be arraigned shortly in federal court in pennsylvania. they're accused of obstructing justice in the ramirez investigation, and the chief has also been indicted, along with another officer, on extortion charges. here's a look back at what happened in shenandoah. >> in july, 2008, luis ram lez, a 25-year-old undocumented immigrant from mexico and father of two was beaten to death by a group of white teenagers. turning this town into an unlikely flash point in the national debate over immigration and racism. it all began on this street corner, where a middle of the night encounter turned into a melee. prosecutors say ramirez was called a spike, and other epithets. he was kicked and punched until he was unconscious. two days later ramirez was dead.
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luann, who grew up in shenandoah, was horrified. >> it was unthinkable. how could kids do this, who were raised in my hometown do this. >> reporter: following the attack, four teenagers were arrested. high school football standouts, derrick, 19, and brandon, and colin walsh, both 17, were charged as adults. one was accused of aggravated assault, the others of third-degree murder. all three were charged with ethnic intimidation, a hate crime in pennsylvania. all pleaded not guilty, saying ramirez was an active participant in a street fight that went horribly wrong. colin walsh's father said last year his son's a good kid. >> he has straight-a grades. i never had a problem with colin -- i don't believe any of the other boys were in trouble either. >> state prosecutors dropped charges against walsh when we pled guilty to civil rights violations. he then testified in court
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against his friends saying racial slurs were used in the attack. an all-white jury of six men and six women convicted the two of simple assault. >> in my mind it was the lack of evidence to tie these kids to these serious charges that they've brought. >> reporter: the prosecutor accepted the verdict. >> the jury has rendered their verdict and they took a long time and deliberated on the case. we respect their verdict. >> reporter: but the verdict has enraged proponents of latino rights. >> in this case, the message is that a person who may not be popular in society based on their national origin or certain characteristic has less value in our society. >> many people in the town strongly supported the young men but there was an outcry from civil rights leaders across the country. and there was testimony at the trial that the local police had met with the boys, at least twice, to help them kind of get their story straight. one police officer was said to be dating the mother of one of the accused, brandon, and
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shenandoah is a small town. the local reported that a lieutenant had a son who played football with the son of the accused. there was an eyewitness, a former cop, who had retired there, and she told me she repeatedly asked for an ambulance to be september for luis ramirez. he was pretty much dying right in frost of her doorstep. she said she was ignored or refused. she said that the shenandoah police units were the last to arrive, that in fact units from other towns got there before shenandoah police came, even though they were only seven blocks away. they say they refused to take her statement or wouldn't bother to search for the boys. she told them who they were, and could identify them. when we interviewed the police chief, mark nester, for the book we did "latino in america," he told me that his police officers responded quickly and that he was proud of the job that they did. well, that chief is now under
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indictment for obstructing justice in the investigation into ramirez's beating death and also now for extortion. so a story that many people thought was over, when the state jury came down with a verdict, that's now been opened up again. >> you hope by telling these stories that it will ignite some compassion for people, and show people how important it is that we can all find some understanding amongst each other. has there been any sign of that in that community since this has all happened? >> the case originally tore the community apart. there was such open hostility between latinos and whites in that community, and if you add in many people who felt that -- and told us very much off the record, and some people on the record, that they felt the police were corrupt. all of that created an environment in a very small town, 5,000 people, that was really unpleasant. the town at times seemed to be coming apart at the seams. with the verdict, it seemed like
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even though some people were unhappy with the verdict, some people thrilled with the verdict, now it's time to move on. it will be interesting as we go back to shenandoah to see what happens to this town. where did the anger and hatred come from, and what eventually does happen to these young men. >> well, and how the community will react, when all is said and done. and if they can finally find a way to come together. soledad, thank you so much. >> you bet. the husband of missing utah mom susan powell is a no-show at a police re-interview. josh powell now has an attorney. you see video from him on saturday. we learned salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. williams represented wanda barzee, who pleaded guilty to federal charges in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. powell did not show up for a scheduled interview with police last night either. he claims he took his two young boys camping on december 6th at midnight, and when they returned the next morning his wife was nowhere to be found. over the weekend before he hired
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an attorney, powell tearfully denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back. and i and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. and he explained on "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't. he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out who done it, and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every possible lead.
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>> cox says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. does one of medicine's best de tex devices do more harm than good? why ct scans are linked to thousands of deaths.
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we will learn later today where some of the terror suspects at guantanamo bay will go when that detention center closes. a senior official tells cnn they're going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and the senior u.s. senator will be at the white house this afternoon for this announcement. but the official says the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in western illinois. the number of detainees going there, it's not known, but the
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official says it will likely be fewer than 100. there are more than 200 detainees at guantanamo bay right now. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system for trial, including khalid sheek mohamed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. more than 50 million shades are recalled. industry officials say at least eight children have been strangled to death in the exposed cords. that's in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style, and rollup shades here. 16 near strangulations have been reported as well. make sure your shades have no accessible cords there. and if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem. just go online windowcoverings.org. or go to walmart or jcpenney or pottery barn to get help there. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of h1n1
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swine flu vaccine. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children 6 months to 3 years. the cdc recommends kids get two doses based a month apart. officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed, and that could lead to more cancer cases. this information is coming from two studies of the archives of internal medicine. one indicates radiation doses are four times higher than they need to be. 15,000 deaths a year just from scans done in 2007. still, cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, the cancer risk for, say, you and me, is pretty slim. >> reporter: as you listen to this report, keep in mind that the individual risk, the risk for anybody who's watching right now, is still going to be very small. but it is worth pointing out how much more we do c.a.t. scans as
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before. about 70 million are performed in this country, 23 times more than back 30 years ago, back in 1980. and these c.a.t. scans do give off a lot of radiation. therein lies part of the problem. >> it has to be noted there is not a clear consensus among doctors about the risks here. most teenagers, obviously, have access to a cell phone, and that's why so many parents may find this story upsetting. a newly published survey finds nearly one-sixth of teens have received nude or near-nude photos via text message from someone they know. this is according to research by the pew internet and american life project. 4% of the teens said they had sent out sexually explicit photos or videos of themselves. they found boys and girls were equally likely to engage in what is called sexting. the ohio supreme court today ruled police have to obtain a warrant before searching the contests of a suspect's cell
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phone, except under certain circumstances. the close decision 5-4 appears to be the first on the topic among the state's high courts. you're about to see something no one had ever seen before. that's an octopus and two coconut shells.
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this crash was just the beginning of one brazen robbery. there's the stolen suv plowing right into a gun store. this was in indiana over the weekend. police got there within 30 seconds, but they say the four teenage suspects were gone, along with four guns. they could face federal charges if they're caught. rising energy costs led to a greater than expected increase in wholesale inflation last month. the labor department said wholesale prices jumped 1.8% in november. core inflation rose half a percent last month. the biggest increase in more than a year. you know, it's not your typical car loan. general motors is paying off. it's a taxpayer bailout loan. and the automaker will start
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making payments this month. gm says it will pay back $6.7 billion and do so by june. the government lent gm the money to get it throughjune. the government lent gm money to get it through a prepackaged bankruptcy. gm got $52 billion in assistance, and u.s. taxpayers own 61% of the company. some greenpeace activists found a risky way to send a message to world leaders in copenhagen. you see them climbing the sail-shaped roof with a banner saying stop the politics, climate treaty now. police say it took them two hours to get them down. >> fairly angry and upset. the diversion from normal activities to address the issues this time of year is particularly busy. >> police say the activists could be charged and fined. we may have discovered the
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smartest octopus in the world. look at that. collecting shells to make a shelter. they believe it's the first evidence ever of an invertbrae animals using tools. >> it exists in other animal groups we've never considered before. a low life form, relative of a snail. they're not simple animals. >> the findings were published in the journal "current biology." some 50,000 people are trying to get away from this volcano that seems to be ready to erupt. it's happening near the most active volcano in the file pe philippines. a full blown eruption could come within days. the government ordered people in 46 towns to evacuate. the volcano last erupted in 1993. flight crews for southwest airlines take pride in customer service, but they aren't willing to go as far as some air new
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from guantanamo bay to this facility in illinois. terror detainees may be a step closer to stepping on u.s. soil. two climbers are still lost on mt. hood in oregon. find out why rescue teams can't do anything to help them right now. and when you send a text message on a company-owned device, do you expect it to remain private? that's what we're talking about today. we want your views on this controversial topic. and some christians have long said there's not enough christ in christmas. how a movement called the advent conspiracy is trying to refocus the reason for the season. this is hln "news and views. "i'm richelle carey. thanks for your time.
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we have some breaking news. washington city council has just voted to legalize gay marriages there. the bill now goes to the mayor, that is adrian fenty. he says he will sign it into law before christmas. after that congress has 30 days to step in before it takes effect. if it doesn't, gay couples could start getting married in d.c. before st. patrick's day. churches would not be forced to participate. prominent pastors have said this issue is far from over. they still plan to fight this. we'll learn in just a few minutes where some of the terror suspects held at guantanamo bay will go when that detention center closes. a senior official is telling cnn they're going to be going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and its senior senator dick durbin are at the white house for an announcement we expect in a few minutes. the official says the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. the number of detainees going there is not known, but the official says it's likely fewer than 100. there are more than 200
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detainees at guantanamo bay. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system for trial, that includes khalid shaikh mohammed. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to protect against the h1n1 virus. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children anywhere from 3 months old to 3 year -- 6 months old rather to 3 years old. the cdc recommends kids get two doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses have already been given but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. right now at oregon's mt. hood rescue teams are waiting for a chance to resume their surch for those two missing climbers. they have been missing since friday. searchers did find the body of fellow climber luke gullberg saturday. the weather has not been cooperating with them at all. low cloud cover and heavy snow
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are making the mountain very treacherous. the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night and tuesday. that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there, and beyond that we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday, and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> break in the weather yesterday did give search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers. they didn't find anything. and there you have it. boeing's 787 dreamliner no longer just a dream. there were cheering crowds there watching that takeoff. that's the maiden flight of the
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dreamliner. the commercial airliner had to fight its way through more than two years of delays. boeing is promising though that it's worth the wait. boeing says its design and the composite materials make it lighter, more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly than other planes in the air right now but you will have to wait to travel on one. the 787s won't start flying passenger routes until at least 2011. but it's in the air right now as we speak. police say the husband of a missing utah mom is hindering their search for her. josh powell did not show up for a second police interview last night. this is video of him from saturday. we have learned that salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is now representing powell. williams represented wanda barzee. she's the woman who pleaded guilty to federal charges in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. powell claims he took his two young boys late around midnight december 6th and when they came home the next morning he says his wife was nowhere to be
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found. over the weekend before he hired this attorney, powell tearfully denied any involvement in her disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back and i love her and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, says he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on abc's "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't, and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try to figure out whodunit and that type of thing, but the police are investigating every possible
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lead. >> while he lets investigators do their job, he says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. the man accused of secretly shooting two videos of erin andrews nude at her hotel is expected to plead guilty today. michael david barrett will be in an l.a. court this afternoon. erin andrews is expected to be there as well. she could ask for a tough sentencing. he faces up to five years in prison. two sisters are accused of getting two 11-year-old girls drunk and tying them up. the suspects say the girls started acting crazy, those are their words, and they allegedly tied up the older girls. the 7-year-old just ran home. >> felt betrayed. i put my trust in these people and this is what i got out of
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it. i mean, it's just horrible. >> the department of social services is looking into what happened. we may have discovered the smartest octopus in the world. see for yourself. look at this. researchers say they found it collecting coconut shells to make a shelter. they believe it's the first evidence ever of an invertebrate animal using tools. >> using tools, something we think is very special about humans, exists in other animal groups we've never considered before. a low life form, a relative of a snail, these octopuses, they're not simple animals. >> quite impressive. the findings were published in the journal "current biologist." parents, take a look at your window shades. more than 50 million are being recalled. at least eight children have been strangled to death in the exposed cords. that's in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style
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and roll-up shades. 16 year strangulations have been reported. make sure your shades have no accessible cords. if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem from window coverings.org or you can go to a big chain like a walmart, jcpenney, or even pottery barn to get help with fixing that. one of medicine's best detection medicines, could it do more harm than good? why ct scans are being linked to thousands of deaths.
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ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed, and that could lead to more cancer cases. one study in the archives of internal medicine indicates the radiation doses are four times higher than they should be, and another study in the same issue projects 29,000 new cancer cases and 15,000 deaths a year just from scans done in 2007. still cnn's chief medical
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correspondent dr. sanjay gupta says the cancer risk for you and me is slim. >> as you listen to this report, keep in mind that the individual risk, the risk for anybody watching right now, is still going to be very small. about 70 million cat scans a year are performed in this country. that's 23 times more than back 30 years ago back in 1980, and these cat scans do give off a lot of radiation and therein lies part of the problem. >> it must be noted there is not a clear consensus among doctors about the risks. most teenagers have access to a cell phone and that's why many parents may find this story upsetting. a newly published sur vvey find nearly one-sixth of teens have received nude or nearly nude photos from someone they know. 4% of teens said they had sent
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out sexually explicit photos or videos of themselves. the survey also found boys and girls were equally likely to engage in sexting. this coming spring the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. a police sergeant in ontario, california, used his city-issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some of them sexually explicit to his wife and his girlfriend and a fellow officer. did the officer have a right to expect those messages could be kept private? courts previously have ruled private communications even when delivered through a public portal like the u.s. postal service are generally protected from unreasonable search and seizure, but that's not the case when it comes to company-owned equipment. as legal expert jeffrey toobin cold campbell brown from our
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sister network cnn. >> even if you send like g-mails, if you have your own private g-mail, if you use that hardware, cnn can see it. if you use your turner account -- >> i'm learning so much right now. >> the law is terrible for individual -- you get a blackberry. if you send messages on that, cnn can see it. now, they don't often look, but under the legal regime now in effect, you have virtually no privacy rights in any machine that is given to you by your employer. >> got it? well, the police department has a policy that does allow workers some limited use for personal communications, but a one-month review found this officer had sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's an average of 28 per shift and actually only three were deemed to be work related.
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this is the "your views" story of the day because we think this affects a lot of people because we all like to text. should your boss be able to check your private text messages? what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic devices? most of you are thinking like jason on my facebook page. i think companies have the right to monitor electronics issued by that company both for security and productivity. personal devices, however, should be kept private. let's get to the phones. mary is holding calling from dallas. mary, you believe the police department is completely in the right here. why so? >> caller: well, let me put it to you like this. there is no privacy when it comes to using a device that doesn't belong to you. you're given that phone or that computer for work-related purposes, not for personal use. so if the company wants to monitor what they do, they're
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within their justifiable right because they have to really monitor the use and misuse of their equipment. >> let me ask you this, do you think a lot of people even though they may know that about the equipment when it's given to them, do you think they stick to those rules? >> well, anybody with two brain cells would know. i mean, you know, that this is not my phone. this is for business purposes only. i mean, my goodness. if you want to receive and send messages -- >> get your own phone. >> buy a cell phone. >> okay, miss mary, thank you very much. fred is calling us from reno. fred, you agree. you think this officer was definitely in the wrong. >> caller: i agree completely. there's no privacy with written or electronic communications while at work. it's a matter of integrity. he signed a contract with his employer, the city, and there's an employee handbook that should delineate the penalties he has to pay for misuse of city
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property. >> even down to losing his job. >> if that's what the personnel handbook calls for, then that's what it is. the man is what, a sergeant? >> that is true. >> caller: do you think he has the intellectual capacity to hold that job? >> clearly his bosses thought so, but okay, i get your drift, i get your drift, fred. thank you for your phone call. let's get back to my facebook page. this is what ryan said. i like this comment. as a business owner with 40 employees, i certainly reserve the right to monitor usage of company assets. in all honesty though, i don't monitor e-mails or phones because, quite frankly, there are things i don't want to know. all right, ryan. i like that a lot. steve has this to say. there are so many alternatives for wireless personal electronic messaging now it should not be a issue. ux text from your cell phone from your office desk so don't use company equipment for that. don't get caught. no excuses now. back in my day we actually had to send valentines and things like that.
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it was horrible. you wouldn't believe it. >> very cheeky, steve. we like that. we want to keep talking about this. give us your response. what type of privacy do you think you should be entitled to on a company's electronic device that they hand over to you? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. call us right now at 1-877-tell-hln. fire off a perfectly appropriate text to hlntv or comment on my facebook page richelle carey hln. good discuss. we appreciate it. some news just now coming into us. the body of a 21-year-old student who disappeared saturday, his body has been found. that is according to police in fullerton, california. local affiliates report the body of james wernke was located this morning near a creek bed. he was last seen 2:00 saturday afternoon before he took his girlfriend's dog for a walk. at this time it's not clear how he died. it's not clear what happened to him. jane velez-mitchell is
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investigating this as we speak and she will have the very latest. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. in just a few minutes we're expecting to hear from a lawyer for a canadian doctor linked to tiger woods. his client, dr. anthony ga lee is suspected of providing athletes with performance enhancing drugs. "the new york times" reports the fbi is investigating him for doping. he was arrested in october at the u.s./canadian border. canadian police say they found performance enhancing drugs in his medical bag. according to "the times" gal lea said it was for his own use and he never treated pro athletes with hgh. the times reports he developed a blood spinning therapy and he visited tiger woods' home four times last year to provide that
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therapy after woods had knee surgery. well, the agent for tiger woods released something by e-mail too the times. he wrote this. if tiger is not implicated and won't be, let's please give the kid a break. tiger woods, select scandals, balloon boy, white house crashers, what is it about celebrity that seems to obsess this country? we'll talk about it. turner sports stars charles barkley, dennis eckersley, kyle petty, and robin meade will host "with all due respect" sunday december 20th. rising energy costs led to a greater than expected increase in wholesale inflation last month. the labor department says wholesale prices jumped 1.8% in november. core inflation excluding energy and food costs rose half a percent last month. that's the biggest increase in more than a year. some christians have long said there's not enough christ in christmas. how a movement called the advent conspiracy is trying to refocus
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the body of a 21-year-old student in california who disappeared saturday, his body has been found. local affiliates report the body of james wernke was found this morning near a creek bed in fullerton. he was last seen at about 2:00 in the afternoon, that's when he took his girlfriend's dog for a walk. at this time it is not clear how he died, but we'll be checking in with jane velez-mitchell. she's been following that story. washington city council has just voted to legal eyize gay marriage. the mayor says he will sign it into law and then congress has 30 days to step in before it takes effect.
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gay couples could start getting married in d.c. before st. patrick's day. churches would not be forced to participate. prominent pastors say this issue is far from over. right now on oregon's mt. hood rescue teams are waiting for a chance to resume their search for two missing climbers. katti nolan and anthony vietti have been missing hins friday. searchers found the body of fellow climber luke gullberg saturday. the weather has not been cooperating and it's been difficult for them every step of the way. low cloud cover and heavy snow are making the mountain very treacherous and the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night and tuesday that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there, and beyond that we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday, and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on
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top of that. >> a break in the weather yesterday did give the search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers and they didn't find anything. they say the husband of a missing utah mom is hindering the police search for her. josh powell didn't show up for a second police interview last night. that's video of him from saturday. we've learned that salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. williams also represented wanda barzee. she's the woman who pleaded guilty to federal charges in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. powell claims he took his two young boys around midnight december 6th and when they came home the next morning he says his wife susan was nowhere to be found. over the weekend powell tearfully denied any involvement in her disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back and i love her and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay.
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>> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. we have some breaking news for you. a spokesman for oral roberts says the evangelist and university founder has died at the age of 91. we will bring you more information on that just as soon as we get it in. we are finding out where some of the terrorist suspects held at guantanamo bay will go when this detention center closes. a senior official is telling cnn they're going to president obama's home state. the governor of illinois and the senior u.s. senator are at the white house for an announcement today. the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in northwestern illinois. the number of detainees going there is not known, but the official says it is probably less than 100. there are more than 200 detainees at guantanamo bay. many will be transferred into the u.s. criminal justice system
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for trial including khalid shaikh mohammed. health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to actually protect against the h1n1 virus. these doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children age 6 months to 3 years. the cdc recommends kids get two doses spaced a month apart. health officials say it's not clear how many doses have been given but they don't think children need to be revaccinated. just into hln, president obama has wrapped up a meeting with the senate democratic caucus and says congress is on the verge of passing historic health care reform. he says the senate bill will extend insurance coverage to 30 million people who don't have it. he says it will also save money for families, for businesses, also for the government. here is some of what he said. >> the final bill won't include everything that everybody wants. no bill can do that. but what i told my former
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colleagues today is that we simply cannot allow differences over individual elements of this plan to prevent us from meeting our responsibility to solve a long-standing and urgent problem for the american people. they are waiting for us to act. they are counting on us to show leadership. and i don't intend to let them down and neither do the people standing next to me. >> the senate bill won't have a government-run insurance plan known as the public option. it also apparently won't include an expansion of medicare to people under the age of 65. president obama says he expects the senate to approve the bill in just a matter of days. right now we're going it take you to toronto, canada, for the news conference, the lawyer for dr. anthony galea. he's suspected of providing performance enhancing drugs to athletes. >> he is -- you have to understand he is considered by most people to be one of the
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most pre-eminent specialists in his field. he is a distinguished doctor who throughout the world people look to him as a pioneer in the area of sports medicine, and he has numerous admirers and i can tell you that the testimonials have been floating into our office for the last several hours more quickly than your e-mails from the press. >> what was taken from the search warrant to the institute? you told us what was taken from -- >> i think just documentation. patient files perhaps. i really don't know. i don't have -- there wasn't an inventory done nor have i been provided with -- there is what's called a return made on any execution of a search warrant, and once the return is done, when those materials have been inventoried and we then become
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aware of what's been taken. >> the medication that was taken, was it meant for him? >> there was a very small amount of hgh and it's only been for him. hold on for a second. >> how long has he been taking it. >> i'm sorry? >> how long has he been taking hgh? >> i'm sorry. you know something? i'm corrected. on the release order, i said the controlled substances act. it wasn't. it was the food and drug act. >> in terms of the hgh, you said there was a small amount for his personal use. how long has he been taking hgh and why does he take it? >> i think he's been always very, very candid about it. he thinks that in the over-40 group of noncompeting individuals it's a therapeutic substance that extends life and in his view the literature supports the prudent use of hgh in older people that enhances
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their general health. >> in "the new york times" he's quoted as saying he has helped tiger woods. what has he done for tiger woods? >> i really don't have the specifics but i was going to say if you're here to ask about tiger woods, that's not the story today, and it's not really the story of dr. galea. tiger woods happened to be a patient who he assisted in his rehabilitation program after his surgery, and apparently according to all reports was very successful in assisting tiger woods to return to golf earlier than was anticipated. >> does he have a continuing relationship? is he in touch with tiger? >> i can't comment. i don't know. >> the reports are, maybe you can clarify, that the fbi is probing this. you indicated earlier there's no investigation. >> i don't know if there's an investigation. i'm not privy to fbi internal documents, and i don't know whether the fbi is
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investigating, isn't investigating, or otherwise. what i said was there are no charges. there are no charges in the united states. >> we can tell you we have been told numerous times that there was a joint investigation. >> but the joint investigation, as i understand it, joint investigation as i understand it relates to whatever was seized at the border from his assistant, and that led to the execution of a search warrant at his clinic. now, beyond that i have -- i really have no information, and there's nothing else i can really expand upon. >> if he had been charged, then you would be -- let me rephrase this. are you -- can you tell us is he claiming his innocence on all of this? >> absolutely. no, i expressed that, if you have read the article in "the new york times," i want to make it perfectly clear, he looks forward to being vindicated.
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he is, as i said, a physician who has always engaged in lawful practices. he has never been involved in any impropriety, any unlawful conduct, and he looks forward to these charges being cleared and that his ability to assist people with injuries goes on unhampered by this unfortunate chapter. >> you were listening to an attorney for dr. anthony galea. dr. anthony galea is from canada and he's a doctor with a really high profile clientele. he was arrested at the border and he had hgh in his medical bo bag. his lawyer says it was for his personal use and it has nothing to do with any treatment he's
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given to athletes. apparently there's some sort of fbi investigation. but the doctor has not been charged with anything and there's no type of implication that he's done anything inappropriate with any of his patients, athletes who are his patients. but we'll keep you posted. tthe man accuse of shoo videos of erin andrews nude in her hotel room is expected in court today. erin andrews is expected to be there as well because she may be asking for tough sentencing. barrett faces up to five years in prison. a spokesperson for oral roberts says the evangelist and founder of the university has died-his spokesperson says he passed away due to complications from pneumonia. he was 91 years old.
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female veterans say they're not getting the same treatment as men when they come back from a war zone. now, technically they serve in combat support roles but their jobs often put them on the front lines. many women say their po post-traumatic stress symptoms are being ignored. >> people stereotype and say you're in a support service, you won't be outside the wire and so it gets very frustrating, and they feel like they're invalidated and they certainly are warriors and they're out on the front lines and they're being medics and seeing all sorts of things that their male counterparts are seeing. however, they're not treated the same when they get home. >> the va hired a female
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coordinator for each of its centers to try to address this. british airways is reportedly asking a high court for an urgent injunction saying there were irregularities in the union's strike vote. they are hoping the court will step in and at least delay the strike until after the holidays. congress has take an step toward turning down those obnoxiously loud tv commercials. the house has just approved a bill that will require the fcc to adopt guidelines developed by the tv industry. those guidelines would help stations play audio at a standard volume. is aim lar me we may have discovered thee. it was discovered collecting coconut shells to create a shelter.
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>> using tools, something we think is very special about humans, exists in other animal groups that we've never considered before. a low life form, a relative of a snail, these octopuses are not simple animals. >> not simple at all. the findings were published today in the journal, "current biology." the golden globe nominations are out. "up in the air" has the most nominations with six. the five movies up for best drama are "up in the air," the hurt locker, "inglourious basterds," avatar, and precious. the musical nine picked up five nods including one for best comedy or musical and it was a really big near for sandra bullock. she got two best actress nominations, two. one in the drama category for "the blind side" and one in the comedy category for "the proposal." meryl streep and matt damon also each nominated twice.
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catch with all due respect this sunday. tiger woods, all these celebrity scandals, balloon boy, white house party crashers, what is it about celebrity that seems to obsess this country? we'll talk about it with celebrities in their own right, turner sports stars charles barkley, kyle petty, and dennis eckersley. how about this, robin meade of hln's "morning express" she will host "with all due respect" sunday, december 20th. a milwaukee teacher is giving new meaning to the phrase cutting class and the school board is not happy about it at all. near is the 7-year-old girl who was at the business end of the teacher's scissors. you'll hear her tell the story.
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a spokesperson for oral roberts says that he has passed away. of course, he was an evangelist, founder of the university. his spokesperson says he passed away due to complications from pneumonia. he was in newport beach, california. roberts rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion
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organization. there's going to be a private family internment. arrangements for a public memorial service in tulsa will be announced soon. oral roberts was 91. will be announced soon. a teacher called one of her students up to the front of her classroom and chopped off some of her hair. we have the story. >> reporter: she sports a few dozen braids, but one is conspicuously absent. >> she told me to stop playing with it. so they cut it off and sent me back to my desk. >> reporter: she's a first grader at congress elementary and says her teacher used a classroom scissors to cut off one of the braids after she absent-mindedly kept playing with them. tell me how you play with your hair. show me what that means. >> i wasn't playing it that loud. i was doing this. >> reporter: she said the teacher called her to the front of the room and cut it.
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what did you do? >> i went to my desk and cry cried. and they were laughing. she threw it away. and she said she said, what are you going to go home and tell your mama? i told her that you cut off my hair. >> reporter: her mom was and is furious. she went to the school and confronted the teacher. >> i said, well, you know, you cut a lot of her hair off. she was like, well, i do apologize. she said, but i was frustrated. >> reporter: the mps district says they're going through the disciplinary process with the teacher who remains in class. the student has been moved to a different classroom by the principal. >> the main thing is from the heart of the principal and also from me speaking for the district, we're very sorry that this happened. >> reporter: her mom appreciates the apology, but says the district should seriously question whether the teacher should keep her job. >> why would we want someone like that teaching our kids?
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we trust our kids in, you know, once they go to school to be safe. >> no criminal charges have been filed against the teacher, but police did issue her a $175 fine for disorderly conduct. more hln straight ahead.
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from guantanamo bay to this facility at illinois. terror detainees may be a step closer to stepping on u.s. soil. two climbers still lost on mt. hood in oregon. find out why rescue teams can't do anything to help them right now. when you send a message on a company-owned device, do you expect it to remain private? that's what we're talking about today. we want your views on this topic. here is the latest from hln "news and views." recap breaking news that we've been following. legendary evangelist oral roberts has passed away. his spokesperson said that he died due to complications from
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pneumonia. his children richard and roberta were at his side in newport beach, california, when he passed away. roberts rose from tent revivals to found the multimillion dollar organization and oklahoma university school in oklahoma bearing his name. there will be a private family funeral. arrangements for a public memorial service in tulsa have not been finalized yet. he was 91 years old. washington's city council just voted to legalize gay marriages there. so the bill now goes to the mayor of d.c., that is adrian fenty. he says he will sign this into law before christmas. after that, congress has 30 days to step in before it takes effect. if it doesn't, gay couples could start getting married in d.c. before st. patrick's day. churches do not have to participate. prominent pastors have led the fight against the bill. they say this issue is far from over. some of the terror suspects held at guantanamo bay will go to illinois when that detention center closes. governor pat quinn made the
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announcement at the white house this afternoon. the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in thomson, illinois, of 6,000 people. there may be a fewer than 100 git month detainees held there. >> we believe this is in service to our country to make certain that guantanamo is phased out and the threat that it currently poses to us around the world is eliminated. but secondly, this is a great opportunity. our state unemployment numbers, the most recent once, were 11%. in some parts of the state like northwestern illinois even higher. people are desperate for good jobs. the jobs we're talking about here are some of the best. over 3,000 new employees in this area, half of them from local people who will be getting jobs with good paychecks and good benefit packages. >> there are more than 200
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detainees at the guantanamo bay facility right now. a doctor who has treated many high profile athletes including tiger woods, may be the subject of a criminal investigation involving performance-enhancing drugs. just a short time ago an attorney for dr. anthony galea said police executed a warrant at the doctor's clinic and seized a small amount of human growth hormone, hgh. "the new york times" is saying that the fbi is veging galea for doping and he was arrested in october at the u.s./canadian border. galea's attorney said his client is free and was only in custody for a brief time. at the time officials say they found drugs in his medical bag. the hdh and the other drugs were for his own use and he never treated athletes with the hdh. y he developed a blood spinning therapy to help after surgery. and he visited tiger woods at
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his home four times after tiger woods had his knee surgery. the agent for tiger woods, mark steinberg, responded by e-mail to the "times." if tiger is not implicated and won't be, let's please give the kid a break. right now on mt. hood, rescue teams awaiting for a chance to resume their search for two missing climbers. they have been missing since friday. searchers found the body of fellow climber luke goldberg saturday. the weather has not been working with the searchers at all. low cloud cover and heavy snow are making the mountain treacherous. the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night, and tuesday that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give
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another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> a break in the weather yesterday did give search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers, and so far they haven't found anything. police say the husband of a missing utah mom is hindering their search for her. josh powell didn't show up for a second police interview last night. this is video of him from saturday. we've learned salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. williams represented wendy barzee. powell claims he took his two young boys camping late around midnight on december 6th. and when they returned the next morning, his wife, susan, was nowhere to be found. over the weekend, before he hired an attorney, he denied any involvement in her disappearance. >> we just miss her, and we want her back. and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what
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happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father, charles cox, says he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on abc's "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't. and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think anymore. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and figure out whodunit and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every, every possible lead. >> now, while he lets investigators do their job, cox says his job is to get the word out and keep his daughter's picture out there. parents, please take a look at the window shades you have in your house. more than 50 million are being recalled. this is why.
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regulators and industry officials say at least eight children have been strangled in the exposed cords. that's in the last eight years. we're talking about roman style and those roll-up shades. 16 near strangulations have been reported. make sure your shades do not have accessible cords. and if they do, you can get a free kit to fix the problem from windowcoverings.org. you can also go to a big chain like a walmart, jcpenney or pottery barn. all those stores have the fix that you need as well. president obama wrapped up a meeting a short time ago with the senate democratic caucus and says congress is on the verge of passing historic health care reform. he says the senate bill will extend coverage to 30 million people who don't have it. he says it will save money for families, for businesses and for the government. listen. >> let's be clear. the final bill won't include everything that everybody wants. no bill can do that. but what i told my former
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colleagues today is that we simply cannot allow differences over individual elements of this plan to prevent us from meeting our responsibility to solve a longstanding and urgent problem for the american people. they are waiting for us to act. they are counting on us. >> the senate bill will have a government-run insurance plan called the public option. it will not include an expansion of medicare to people under the age of 55. he expects the senate to approve this bill in a matter of days. so stay tuned. do the detection devices do more harm than good? why ct scans are being linked to thousands of deaths.
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i absolutely agree. >> the best thing will be -- ♪ >> the supreme court will hear arguments on whether a police
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department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. this is a police sergeant in ontar ontario, california. he was issued a city text messaging pager. on this pager he exchanged hundreds of personal messages, some sexually explicit to his wife and girlfriend and a fellow police officer. that's a separate story. but the police department has a policy that allows workers limited use for personal communications, but a one-month review found this officer had sent and received 456 personal messages while on duty. that's 28 per shift. only three were deemed work related. this is the "your views" question of the day. should your boss be able to check your private text messages? do you have a right to any amount of privacy on company-issued electronic devices? here's some comments for you. this is from conrad on my facebook page, he wrote, you should have some right to
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privacy. not everything needs to be monitored by the boss. but honestly, conrad's kind of in the minority today. most people have not been saying that on the page. but i'm intrigued by that because most people say, you should know better. but i don't know if everyone practices that. katie is calling from graceville, florida. katie, you say that a company has the right to spy on you -- i won't say spy, monitor, sorry. because they have to look out for themselves. >> caller: and that is true. if you are employed by a company and you are using their equipme equipment, just knock all the sex texting out of it. >> okay. >> caller: say that somebody's doing illegal activity over the phone. that company can be held for vicarious liability if they are found out. >> vicarious liability. i do love your vocabulary, miss katie. that is good. i get your point. you are saying this company, if
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they want to limit their exposure to what they might be held liable for. so because of that, they got to know what's going on. >> caller: yes. that company could go under very quickly for somebody doing something like that. >> katie, thank you for your phone call. keep calling. you're a good caller. let's get to terry calling from beaumont, texas. you compared electronic device with a company car. how so? >> caller: yes. thank you for taking my call. >> sure. >> caller: yes, i compared it with a company vehicle because some people were saying that, well, if i have an electronic device that my company provided and i'm not working and i'm at home in my own private time, i have the right to use it as will. but that's not the case because i compared it to a company vehicle. say like for instance i'm a supervisor where i work. i take my company vehicle home with me every day. just because i take it home with me every day doesn't give me the
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liberty to drive that vehicle like it was my personal vehicle and go where i want to go. >> fair enough. you can't be the car you take for the family vacation, for example. >> caller: exactly. >> i got you, terry. that's a really good point. thank you. let's get in a few more facebook comments. amanda says this -- if there's something to hide, then do it on your personal time and you don't have anything to worry about. that's a good rule to live by. maggie says this, my job is too important not to be expected to be 100% on task. maggie, you probably have a lot of people that want to hire you. >> we got this from lewis. when you accept a work phone or computer and they warn you that they will monitor it, your expectation of privacy ends with the warning. i've had a business phone or computer for over 25 years. i always understood that they may check either or both for use and content. they're responsible for content and use since i is their phone and their company. so bosses rest easy. the majority of people we talk to think you're right to monitor them.
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all right. let's keep talking, though. what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic device? send us an e-mail on your personal computer with your personal account to cnn.com/hln or call us right now at 877-tell-hln, text hlntv. or leave a comment there. talk about a long flight delay, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was scheduled to debut, boeing's new 787 dreamliner finally takes off. when you might be able to take it for a test drive.
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something that may surprise you. ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed, and that could lead to more cancer cases. one study at the archives of internal medicine indicates the radiation doses are four times higher than they should be, and another study in the same issue
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projects 29,000 new cancer cases and 15,000 deaths a year just from scans done in 2007. still, though, cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta says the cancer risk for you and me, it is still slim. >> as you listen to this report, keep in mind that the individual risk, the risk for anybody who is watching right now is still going to be very small. but it is worth pointing out how much more we do c.a.t. scans as co compared with before. 70 million c.a.t. scans are performed in this country. that's 23 times more than back 30 year ago back in 1980. these c.a.t. scans do give off a lot of radiation and therein lies part of the problem. >> it must be noted there is not a clear consensus among doctors about these risks. two sisters are accused of getting some underage girls drunk and then tying them up. this is in eaton, colorado. police there say the women gave alcohol to two 11-year-old girls and a 7-year-old girl during a
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barbecue. the suspects say the girls started acting crazy, their exact words. they allegedly then tied up the older girls. the 7-year-old just ran home. >> felt betrayed. i put my trust in these people. and this is what i got out of it. i mean, it's just horrible. >> the department of social services is indeed investigating what happened there. boeing's 787 dreamliner. look at that. no longer a dream. a cheering crowd watched it take off earlier today on its maiden flight. still up in the air. the plane is headed to make a landing at the boeing field that's right outside of seattle. the commercial airliner had to fight its way through more than two years of delays before boeing is promising the dreamliner. they say it's worth the wait. they say the design and composite materials used to make it make it lighter, more efficient, environmentally friendly. it won't start flying passenger
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routes until 2011. beautiful there. british media are now reporting british airways will try to stop a planned 12-day-long strike by cabin crew members. the airline is reportedly asking a high court for an urgent injunction, saying there were irregularities in the union's strike vote. the airline is hoping the court will step in and at the very least delay the strike until after the holidays. the union represents 13,500 workers. hollywood's award season is here and the golden globe nominations were announced this morning. so here's some highlights for you. "up in the air" starring george clean, got six nominations. that's the most. the five movies up for best drama are "up in the air ", the hurt locker, inglourious basterds, ava tore and precious. the musical "nine" picked up five nods including one for best comedy or musical. the winning streak came to an end today.
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stephanie is at the business desk in new york. good to see you, stef. >> good to see you, too. stocks struggled to find a direction for most of the day. when they finally did, the direction was down. investors are cautious ahead of the federal reserve statement tomorrow afternoon. it's widely believed that that policymakers will hold a key interest rate near zero, but that could push the dollar even lower and that could end up hurting stocks. the dow fell 49 to 10452. nasdaq and the broader s&p 500 both fell 0.5%. best buy was a sell on wall street today after the retail reported its retail profits may be hurt by shoppers looking for cheaper items. other retail stocks fell on that news as well. a new poll shows that many who lost their job during the long recession may be traumatized. "the new york times"/cbs poll lays out the emotional impact on those hardest hit by the recession. nearly half have experienced anxiety or depression after losing their jobs. the stress of unemployment has
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led to more fights with family and friends and even sleep deprivation. the human toll may be even higher. espn reporter erin andrews may see her stalker in court.
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some of the terror suspects held at guantanamo bay will go to illinois when that detention center closes. the governor pat quinn made that announcement at the white house this av. the federal government will take over a mostly empty prison in thomson. it is a small town in northwestern illinois. a town of about 6,000 people. there may be fewer than 100 gitmo detainees held at that facility. the rest of the prison will be used as a maximum security federal lockup. dick durbin calls the move a good one for illinois and for america. >> we believe this is in service to our country, to make certain that guantanamo is phased out and the threat that it currently poses to us around the world is eliminated.
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but secondly, this is a great opportunity. our state unemployment numbers, the most recent ones, were 11%. in some parts of the state like northwestern illinois, even higher. people are desperate for good jobs, and the jobs we're talking about here are some of the best. over 3,000 new employees in this area, half of them from local people, who will be getting jobs with good paychecks and good pef packages. >> there are more than 200 detainees at that guantanamo bay facility right now. evangelist oral roberts, who pioneered the television ministry, has died. a spokesperson for roberts says he died of complications from pneumonia in newport beach, california. he built a multimillion dollar, multimedia religious enterprise from very modern beginnings. he was a faith healer and tent revivals after world war ii. he founded oral roberts
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university in 1963. he and his son richard ran the school until 2007 when financial scandal rocked the campus and the trustees brought in an outsider as president. oral roberts, dead at the age of 91. a doctor who has treated many high profile athletes, including tiger woods, may be the subject of a criminal investigation involving performance-enhancing drugs. a few minutes ago canadian attorney for dr. anthony galea said, this is a quote, there are no allegations against dr. galea in the united states and no charges. "the new york times" is reporting the fbi is investigating galea for doping and he was arrested in october at the u.s./canadian border. galea's attorney said his client is free and was actually only in custody for a brief time. at the time, canadian police said they found performance-enhancing drugs had his medical bag. according to the "times" galea said the hdh and several other drugs were for his own use and he never treated pro athletes with that hgh.
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the "times" also reported that galea developed a blood spinning therapy to help speed recovery after surgery and that he visited tiger woods' home four time last year to provide that therapy to woods after he had his knee surgery. galea's lawyer spoke just a short while ago. here's some of that. >> tiger woods happened to be a patient who he assisted in his rehabilitation program after his surgery, and apparently, according to all reports, was very successful in assisting tiger woods to return to golf earlier than was anticipated. >> woods' agent mark steinberg responded by e-mails to the "times." if tiger is not implicated and won't be, let's please give the kid a break. let's look at a boeing 787 dreamliner. we saw it take off a few hours ago. this thing is about to land. this is its maiden flight.
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it is landing at boeing field right outside of seattle. look at that. a company spokesperson said the flight has gone well. the crew was able to conduct testing of the landing gear, flaps, all kinds of other equipment. that thing is gorgeous. the commercial airliner had to fight its way through two years of delay, but they say that it is worth the wait. those are some military escorts that the plane had along the way. tell you a little about it. it's designed with composite materials that make it lighter, fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly. apparently it's going to use about 20% less fuel than other airplanes in the air right now. we can't get on it for a while, though. the 787s won't start flying passenger routes until 2011, but they're a gorgeous takeoff a few hours ago, and a beautiful landing at boeing field right outside of seattle in washington. the new dreamliner 787. all right. president obama says congress is on the verge of passing historic health care reform. he met with the senate democratic caucus this afternoon at the white house.
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at the end of the meeting, the president said the senate bill will extend insurance coverage to 30 million people who don't have it. he says it will save money for families, for businesses and for the government. >> the final bill won't include everything that everybody wants. no bill can do that. but what i told my former colleagues today is that we simply cannot allow differences over individual elements of this plan to prevent us from meeting our responsibility to solve a longstanding and urgent problem for the american people. they are waiting for us to act. they are counting on us to show leadership. and i don't intend to let them down and neither do the people standing next to me. >> the senate bill won't have a government-run insurance plan known as the public option. it also apparently won't include an expansion of medicare to people under the age of 65. president obama said he expects the senate to approve this bill
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in just a matter of days. breaking news we've been following for you. the body of a 20-year-old student in california who disappeared saturday afternoon has been found. local affiliates are reporting the body of james wernke was found this morning near a creek bed in fullerton. he was last seen at about 2:00 p.m. local time saturday when he took his girlfriend's dog for a walk. still not clear what happened to him, what led to his death. but again, body of james wernke has been found. police say the husband of a missing utah mom is hindering their search for her. josh powell didn't show up for a second police interview last night. got this video of him. that's from saturday. we learned that salt lake city defense attorney scott williams is representing powell. now, williams represented wanda barzee, a woman who pled guilty to federal charges in elizabeth smart's kidnapping. powell claims he took his two young boys camping around
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midnight december 6th in very cold weather. when they returned the next morning he says his wife susan was nowhere to be found. over the weekend before he hired an attorney, powell tearfully denied any involvement in her disappearance. >> we just miss her and we want her back, and my boys love her. >> how are they doing? >> they're doing okay. >> do you have any idea what happened to her? >> no. >> susan powell's father charles cox, says he doesn't think his son-in-law has it in him to hurt his daughter. he explained why on "good morning america" today. >> he told me he didn't, and he was sincere sounding. i believed him when he said that. >> do you believe him now? >> i don't know what to think any more. i have no choice but to leave the investigating to the police. it's really tempting to try and
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figure out who done it and that type of thing. but the police are investigating every possible, every possible lead. >> while he lets investigators do their job, cox says it is his job to get the word out and also to get his daughter's picture out there. men accused of secretly shooting two videos of espn reporter erin andrews nude in her hotel room is expected to plead guilty today. michael david barrett will be in court in about a half hour. andrews may be there as well to try to ask for tough sentencing. barrett faces up to five years in prison. right now, in oregon's mt. hood, rescue teams are just waiting for a chance to start up the search again for two missing climbers. katie nolan and anthony vietti have been missing since friday. searchers found the body of luke goldberg. the weather has been working against the searchers every step of the way. low cloud cover, heavy snow
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making that mountain treacherous. the forecast is not promising. >> looking for a pretty decent storm to come through during the night and tuesday. that's going to give about a foot to two feet of additional snowfall up there. and beyond that, we are looking at a series of additional storms to move through tuesday, wednesday and thursday to give another, oh, 10 to 18 inches on top of that. >> a break in the weather yesterday did give search teams an opportunity to look for any sign of the missing climbers, and they didn't find anything. washington, d.c., city council has voted to legalize same-sex marriages there. the bill now goes to d.c. mayor adrian fenty. he has said that he will sign it into law before christmas. after that, congress has 30 days to step in before it takes effect. if it doesn't, same-sex couples could start getting married in d.c. before st. patrick's day.
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churches would not have to participate. prominent pastors have led the fight against this bill. and they say this issue is far from over. is one of medicine's best detection devices do more harm than good?
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health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. they say it may not be strong enough to protect against the h1n1 virus. the doses are prefilled syringes intended for young children. the cdc recommends that they get two doses based a month apart.
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it is not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don't think that children need to be revaccinated. ct scans may deliver far more radiation than once believed, and that could lead to more cancer cases. one study in the archives of internal medicine indicates the radiation doses are four times higher than they should be, another study in the same issue projects 29,000 new cancer cases and 15,000 deaths a year. just from scans done in 2007. still, though, cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta says the cancer risk for you and me is still slim. >> as you listen to this report, keep in mind that the individual risk, the risk for anybody who's watching right now, is still going to be very small. but it is worth pointing out how much more we do c.a.t. scans as compared with before. about 70 million are performed in this country, that's 23 times more than back in 1980. these c.a.t. scans do give off a lot of radiation.
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therein lies part of the problem. >> it must be noted, there is not a clear consensus among doctors about the risks. this coming spring on the supreme court will hear arguments of whether a police department violated the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages sent and received on a government pager. so maybe they weren't that personal. police sergeant in ontario, california, used his city-issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some of them sexually explicit to his wife and his girlfriend and another officer. did the officer have the right to expect those messages would be kept private? courts previously have ruled that private communications even when delivered through a public portal like the u.s. postal service are generally protected from unreasonable search and cease y seizure. the police department has a policy that allows workers to use devices for limited use.
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but this sister had sent and received 456 personal messages, that's an average of 28 per shift. only 3 were deemed work related. >> i absolutely agree. >> this will be a huge story. ♪ >> we'll get your views on this all day. should your boss be able to check your private text messages? what right to privacy should you have on your company's electronic devices? here's some comments. shared electronically on the facebook. tom wrote this, i i've worked for enough companies to know that any computer activity, internet history or e-mail password can be found with a network keylogger. so beware. listen to reginald's take, though. as the contract between companies and employees has become increasingly degraded by lack of loyalty of companies to employees, it is important that employers recognize that they can do small things like afford employees a reasonable level of privacy. however, in no case should the
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employee have an expectation of privacy when communicating on company devices. they should act accordingly. i really think reginald is an attorney. i really, really do, but he may bes a valid point. jessica wrote this, i never do anything that is not work related at work. oh, really, jessica? they are paying me to do my job, not check facebook and shop online. they definitely are not paying me to send sexy messages to people. your responses have been fantastic all day. thank you so much. there's more news ahead. don't go anywhere.
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it is almost time for "prime news," so hang in there. all you mike galanos fans. there are many of you. let's check in with mike now for a preview of what is coming up. george and cindy anthony. haven't heard from them in a while. >> no, we will the emotional hearing we talked about on friday and george and cindy on the "today" show today. no surprise. they're still claiming their daughter casey's innocence, but the lawyer on friday was basically coming out to the media saying, well, they don't
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know. they want answers. so we'll hash that out. they also spoke of the emotions at friday's hearing. their daughter casey crying and acting like a grieving mom really for the first time. we'll talk all about that. take your calls. another story we're following, which i know you have as well, susan powell. missing mom in utah. got a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. well, her husband skipped out on a meeting with authorities. he has a lawyer now. a lot of questions surrounding a man who would take his 2 and 4-year-old camping and leave at midnight subfreezing temperatures. we'll talk about that and hear from him as he tries to explain in some ways. take your calls. 1-877-tell-hln. something that's sweeping churches called the advent conspiracy. what it is, basically, a great idea in the sense that this holiday season, christmas season, spend less, give more. think about what you are giving. don't just do the obligation gift. those are some of the ideas there. make the gifts meaningful, not just the fruitcake for aunt
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gladys and the tie for uncle fred. think about it before you do it. i mean, not a lot to argue about there. but the question is can you break tradition? we like our tree full of gifts. >> yeah. >> are we going to be okay if there are few less gifts under there? talk about your traditions can you do something different this year? want to hear you from, call in, 1-877-tell-hln. go to our page at cnn.com/primenews or link to facebook. want to hear from you. we'll make this one go. >> a great discussion. >> good topic. >> i'm going to scratch you off the list. >> of course, easy. >> ha-ha. all right exclusively on hln, this is the buzz today. meryl streep battles herself. the golden globe nominations are just out and meryl streep got an amazing two nominations in the same category. she competes against herself in the comedy/musical act stress
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category. sandra bullock also got two nominations in different categories. did "invictus" get snubbed, the eastwood movie glaringly missing, because it got three our nominations including clint at best director, best director, not best picture? how does that happen. george clooney's movie "up in the air" got the most nominations. timberlake a surprise pick got a lot of laughter when he announced emily blunt's nomination because his co-announcer is dating her. emily blount "young victoria" ho, ho, ho, somebody's going to have a good night tonight. >> that's your exclusive "showbiz tonight" news break. join us at 11:00 p.m. eastern
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for "showbiz tonight." a test flight of boeing 787 dreamliner is is complete. a company spokesperson says the flight went well and the crew was able to conduct testing of the landing gear, flaps and other equipment. isn't that beautiful? they said it would never last.
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famous people. what she would like to see the hotels do is, one, cameras on every hallway. of course, that could pose a bit of a problem because some people go to hotels for, let's say reasons of discretion. >> jane, jane -- >> -- don't want to be videotaped but it is a real concern for the hotel industry because they know that. if you ever walked into a bar with a camera with a light and you see people scatter, that's happened to me as a reporter several times because a lot of people don't want you to videotape them being seen there with whoever. so, that's part of the problem, hotels are sort of public places but they're also places where there is privacy and intimate things going on and how do you balance those two, the problem. >> a great discussion to have, though. a great discussion and really important case to follow, for sure. >> i want to say tonight on "issues" beginning at 7:00 p.m. even we'll have lisa gur raerre famous and well known sidelines reporter who did an
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investigative piece with "inside edition" actually replicated some of the problems erin andrews had and has a fascinating tale, long after the scandal broke, she and jim moret sort of reenacted the whole thing and came up with the same exact problems in the hotel industry. >> wow. wow, people need to watch that a, they need to know this. >> yes. >> also, you are following every twist and turn in the disappearance of susan powell, this mother from utah, her husband has an attorney now, we understand. >> yeah. this is a horrifying case and it's getting curiouser and curiouser. her husband who says he went on a midnight camping trip with his two young sons in subfreezing weather has hired a high-profile attorney and failed to show up for an appointment with law enforcement. didn't talk to police. >> a lotta touk about there. >> we'll talk to her best friend tonight, the missing woman's best friend. >> jane, thanks so much. this is how you can watch.
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